I have a fishing tackle box full of beads.
- Do I make jewelry? No.
- Do I make any sort of accessory? No.
- Do I make clothing with lovely hand-beaded details? No.
- Do I, in fact, make one single thing that uses beads in any way whatsoever?
- Have I ever made EVEN ONE THING that uses a bead, anywhere, in any way?
I have carted this tackle box with me in moving from apartment to apartment to my house, and I refuse to get rid of it. It weighs a ton and there are probably spiders hiding in the back corners, but I have a big fit any time my husband suggests, gently, that I do away with the beads.
When I walk through craft stores, I have brief moments of desire in the bead aisle. My husband drags me away, pointing out that I already have plenty of beads. Usually he’s pulling me down the aisle at Michaels while my shoes sqeeeeeeeee in resistance, but he’s stronger than me so he wins. If he looks away for even an instant, I’m back in the aisle with the pretty shiny things that I want to buy because...
Oh, and I was shopping for yarn today and I got all interested in some cool art yarn BECAUSE IT HAS BEADS IN IT. Yeah, that’s it! I’m not buying beads, I’m buying YARN. Shiny, twinkly, sparkly yarn!
I'm sorry, what was the question?
Pic 01: Puglyfeet's Flickr