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Feeling mismatched.

Monday is crafty lady day, several of us get together to work on our various projects and visit. Occasionally a member will just visit, they are between crafts or don’t feel like crafting,we’re all friends and it’s okay. Some people call these groups a stitch and bitch but that doesn’t seem right for us. Usually I have a bead project that I’ve been working, mostly necklaces.Today, I had an epiphany, I realized that I’ve been creating evening type jewelry which I probably won’t ever wear! What does that mean? Am I longing for a fancier lifestyle or am I just out of touch with reality? Or is it simply that I can’t resist the sparkle?

Another interesting thing is that while the bead colours look good together, they don’t match my clothes! Another conundrum! My bead box is chuck full of fall colours , three shades of brown, five of amber and more greens than you imagine. There are also quite a few blues. And pastels! What’s up with that? Is there a softer side to me that is coming out?

Then there is the fabric stash more colours that don’t mix well with my current wardrobe.My subconscious must be telling me something. I think it’s time to get sewing and put together a new wardrobe. Or at least some key pieces to tie together what I have with what I seem to attracted to.

All I can say is humph!

About Theresa

Born in New York City, I grew up in California, and have lived in 3 countries and 6 states. I'm a first generation Cuban-American who lives in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. I'm committed to living an abundant and creative life and helping others do so too through DIY!


  1. Steve, I have to disagree on this one, altruism is not one of my virtues.

    Joanne, Your kids ask you to knit them things, mine aren’t asking for jewelry! I love the knitting you do!

    RCiT, yes, the evil underbelly raises it’s head (is that a mixed metaphore or what?).

    Mexicachica, when you are creating jewelry professionally you have to have a definite style,and you make what sells. You can’t all of a sudden change your style, your customer base will get confused.
    I guess I can look at jewelry making as art, those are the colours that I like, but not the ones that I wear. If I lived nob I probably would be selling jewelry on Etsy and not worrying about it. The fun is in the creating, not in the wearing for me.


  2. I can totally relate to this. I’ve been making jewelry professionally for over a decade. I go thru color phases and also phases with certain silhouettes. Right now its turq. blue and gold and the longer the better BUT I rarely wear any of my own creations. I just like them and know they will sell well but just not for me. I find myself wearing the same hoop earrings and huge amber ring from years ago.

    What the heck is that all about?

  3. Ahhh, the under psychosis of bead work. Very nice.

  4. Theresa, you amaze me everytime that I see those beautiful necklaces that you work on. I only know how to do one thing – knit.


  5. Or you are altruistically improving someone else’s life —

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