Lori Anderson posted about 7000 Bracelets of Hope- a bracelet blog hop. I jumped on board. The blog hop requests a blue bracelet. I just happened to have a bracelet ready made for the blog hop; I had an extra from the custom order I recently posted about.
|Clear and Indigo Czech Crystal and Silver Plate Bracelet|
Lori then sent me a follow-up e-mail which suggested that the bracelet be of variable size, e.g. have an extender chain. The bracelet I had would not work. This really isn’t a problem. I have an extra large stash of blue beads. Even before the change of plan, I had been busy creating a new square beaded-bead, and fortunately I had used shades of blue.
My Google calendar informed me this morning that I need to post my finished bracelet on Saturday. Since good planning is important, I need to finish the bracelet today so I can take a picture tomorrow morning and write the blog post tomorrow afternoon, and therefore, make the Saturday morning deadline. Yes, I really do plan like that- not particularly a trait associated with creativity is it?
Which brings me around to this philosophical question: Do you prefer to design or to create?
I can’t really answer that question. I love to make things. I love to have my hands busy. I love having a finished product that I can touch and show off.
On the other hand, I love the design process. I love looking at a pile of beads and envisioning the end product. I always think I am going to make another similar item, and sometimes I do, but the second piece is not nearly as exciting as the first.
To answer my question, I like them both. What about you?