Okay, most of you would think the problem I have is a good one. Something to reveal in even. But not me. It’s a reason to start hyperventilating and anxiety attacks.
What, might you ask, could this be? Well, it starts off looking as innocent as this:
A seemingly innocent looking bureau. Nothing scary, right? Okay, let’s look inside.
Okay, so what? A few little containers. How bad can it be?
WOW, you say vintage jewelry. COOL, gimme, gimme, gimmee.
OOOHHHH, AHHHH Bead containers you say.
Swarovski crystals & beads & stones & glass seed beads – YUMMY you say.
WHAT!!!! FRESHWATER PEARLS BY THE HANK!!! You say. Tons of glass beads and findings like toggle clasps, lobster clasps, earring hooks, bead wire, crimp beads, spaces, etc., you say.
I say AAAARRGGGHHH SOB, CRY, MOAN. I have NO clue what to do with all of these! I haven’t even LOOKED in them for four years.
Yes, FOUR years since I went and looked at my beads. I love the colors, I know there are tons of beautiful beads projects in what you see, but I am at a loss. See, I had a bad couple of years. Spending helped. Spending on beautiful items helped A LOT. But now the same thing that brought me joy, now brings sadness too.
Then, you take a look at my Etsy store and say, “Well, you’re selling bracelets that you made”. Yes, I am, but those were grouped for me. Give me a group of coordinating beads and I can go to town. Give me a mish-mash like above and I can guarantee you an anxiety attack in 1 second flat.
So, dear friends, anyone want to play? Sigh……..Now I’m The Lone Beader too.