Saturday, July 18, 2009

The Reject Jar

I went on a mission to try and find those first grape cluster beads I mentioned in my last post and immediately went to my reject jar. It holds all of the beads that don't pass inspection, whether they're wonkie, ugly, cracked or broken, you name it, I saved them. For some reason I can't seem to part with them, but you know what? I had a great time looking through them, it was like a trip down memory lane. Each one has a story, memory or goal attached to it and it was a positive reminder of how my skills have progressed over the years.

We are often our own worst critics and I found while looking through my jar that there were some beads in there that shouldn't have been. It shows that you shouldn't throw out that project that didn't come out quite right, put it aside and revisit it another day. You will most likely have a different perspective!

Beadmakers are lucky, our failed attempts are small and can enhance other items, like my cute house shaped jar, others sprinkle their beads in fish tanks and gardens. Think of a creative way that you can re-use or store your attempts, who knows, it might inspire something new.


Rachel said...

I think this is my favorite of all your blogs so far! And I love that jar!!!!