Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Beader's 12-step program

Erin - this is for you!

1. I will not spend my grocery money/utility bill money/mortgage payment/kid’s allowance/ savings on beads.

2. I will not buy “a strand in every color” when I find a cool new bead.

3. I will not fall for every trendy new bead, technique, or supplier that comes across my radar.

4. I will not let my studio resemble a nuclear bomb test site.

5. I will not allow my studio to creep into three other areas of the house.

6. I will not attend bead shows just to pick up more beads.

7. I will not stock up on beading supplies just because they are "on sale."

8. I will not hoard my art beads because they are “too pretty” to use.

9. I will not let my beading distract me from fixing pizza.

10. I will not stay up all night beading.

11. I will not buy every bead magazine I see.

12. I will not make promises I cannot keep.

And I've already broken at least 3 of those just today!



pam ferrari said...

Thats funny!
About the resin and diamond glaze Diamond glaze is used for light painting on things. Hope that helps.

Carol said...

Well, the think about a 12 step program is that you have to WANT to kick the habit. I don't!! Someone said that collecting a bead stash is like contributing to a retirement fund. Yep, when I retire, I'm going to have PLENTY to work with, lol.


TesoriTrovati said...


You so totally ROCK KJ! (And by rock I mean granite, jasper and pyrite!)

I love this post. I will be printing it off and plastering my studio with that. I particularly like #8....I have that tendency. No more, I tell ya! No more!

If you can do it, I can do it. You are an inspiration my friend!

Enjoy the day!

Katie said...

I broke #3 a couple of weeks ago...My LBS had some cool shell and resin beads, and after I bought 1 strand and loved it, I went back and ended up with 4 more in different colors...I could have bought more - they had a LOT of colors...But, I managed to dig some self-restraint out from somewhere...

Marie Cramp said...

WOW that is soooo me! are you sure that was for Erin??


Heather said...

Don't let my husband see this!!!
he swears it's an addiction and that my beading friends are pushers-
doesn't help that we order beads in grams and kilo's and they come in small platic bags....LOL!

Silver Parrot said...

Pam - thanks for the input

dochoamom said...

We admitted we were powerless over beads.... That our lives had become unmanageable... who me?

Ha ha ha great post...


Silver Parrot said...

Carol - so true. And who really wants to be saved from their bead habit? Not me. I guess I haven't officially "hit bottom" yet. Probably won't, either, until the kid and I are living in a box under a bridge...with all my beads.

Silver Parrot said...

Erin - glad you liked my little joke. Am also glad to hear I'm not the only "art bead hoarder" out there. Why is it SO hard to use them in a design? I guess I always feel like I can't come up with anything "worthy" of them or something LOL! And I hate to tell you this, but I am an utter failure at the bead diet. I broke down and made three purchases this week. They were small, but I did 'em anyway.

Silver Parrot said...

Katie - ROFL! I've done that so many times, but then you know what is worse? NOT doing it and then deciding you want more or a different color and going back to the store and they are GONE! I say if they call out to you...they have to come home with you.

Silver Parrot said...

Marie - it's really for all of my fellow addicts. But Erin was the one who mentioned the 12-step program so it was my response to her.

Silver Parrot said...

Heather - LOL! Mine used to say stuff like that, too. Now he's my ex-husband ;-) But it gets worse...I ordered some beads one time from a company in Thailand or Singapore or something and you shoulda seen the weird looks I got at the Post Office when I went to pick up THAT box full of small plastic bags.

sharon said...

Where do I sign up?????!!! Where is the next meeting????!!!

Thank you, very funny...!!!!

Lorelei said...

Bwah hahahahahahahah!!!
Funniest thing I've read in a while. I love it, thanks for the chuckle!