Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Emotional Bead Shopping

Have you ever just picked up a bead and been unable to put it down? I mean really been filled with emotions about letting go of it?

I've picked up LOTS of beads and put them right down, but I have finally learned how important it is to trust your instincts on what FEELS right when you handle beads. I tried to put this bead down several times, but couldn't!!

I just wanted to pick up one of the others in the same container that was just as cute in color, but had a less interesting shape. For some reason, I just couldn't part with this!

I can't explain it, but I can recognize it!! At some point, I will have the perfect need for this bead and it will be there for me. I can't wait!!

I'd love to hear your experiences with this interesting phenomenon!


Casey Sharpe said...

That's stunning! Looks like cherry blossoms.

It's a rare bead that grabs me that way, but I've been struck like that by certain colorways of silk ribbon, where I keep looking back at them and finally have to take them home because I love them so!

Azure Accessories said...

Lovely bead...I'm sure you know exactly what you are going to do with it!!! :0)

I'm rarely emotional when bead shopping...unless I'm in an actual store...then I'm very emotional and can/do spend hours!!! There is just something about seeing/holding/choosing the beads/stones...

I live three & a half hours from my favorite bead shop so I don't get there often...lucky for me they do sell online.


Dawn Doucette said...

I have to giggle about this post because I'm emotional about EVERYTHING. My family laughs, my fiance embraces, strangers think I'm a quack. :) Luckily I'm happy in my own skin!

So yes, dear Lisa, I know EXACTLY what you are speaking of. You should see me in the annual area of the garden center... I bet you can imagine!

Can't wait to see exactly what purpose that bead is meant to serve in your wonderful world!

Have a fabulous day!

Silver Parrot said...

ROFL! Only every single day of my life!

My friends even made fun of me at the bead show this weekend because I picked up a strand of beads at a booth and actualy gasped OUT REALLY LOUD...because I was so overcome with the pretty.

It was embarrassing.

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

I would have to say yes to that need to pick up beads and not put them down. I have sat running my fingers through a bowl of beads not wanting to put any of them down!

This is a really uniquely shaped bead. I can totally see why you wouldn't want to put this one down!

Just A Tish said...

Yes I have the same thing happen. I am drawn to the beads, or mebbe the stone itself. I have had some now for four years and just got around to finding the perfect piece to put it in. Who knows why i have to have that certain stone, but i do!!!