Hello friends… Last week I finished working on some new pieces for Yaansoon; I called them The Blue Ocean Collection (UPDATE: I changed the collection name to Oriental Blues) . Blue reminds me of the sea, of mysterious depths, and inner peace. I hope these pieces will bring this much goodness to their wearer.
Seed beads are back on my radar after months and months of abandoning them. I think my crafting mood goes into cycles, which is a good thing most of the time, since I like to the idea of diversifying Yaansoon’s handcrafted objects. I made one item only of each piece for this bohemian collection, with seed beads being the champion component of most pieces. There is also a ring and a couple of bohemian earrings that have wooden beads and an oriental ceramic center bead, in addition to a Hand of Fatmia key ring.
When I first started crafting and making my own line of jewellery, I worked like a machine, producing several pieces of the same design, which was quite boring and felt like a factory. Now-a-days I make one piece only of any design to keep the creativity juices going, and to treat my handmade work like I would treat art, with the same amount of passion, uniqueness and creative power poured into each work of art.
Another fantastic change in my attitude towards seed beads is about how I view their place in the art work, meaning, in the past I used to think of busy bohemian motifs, often dreaming up Indian-influenced accessories. But I have tamed my busy patterns and have come to accept simplicity as a form of creativity, something that was very difficult for me to achieve in past years.