The idea of Beader's Block (similar to writer's blockbut with more colour!) has been on my mind a lot recently. Not only do I feel as though I've been suffering from it for months but I also am planning on writing about it in issue 25 of Bead.
In each issue of Bead we feature our "Readers' Polls" (where we ask questions on our forum and print your answers and comments) and our "Top Tips" where I let you know my top 5 tips on a certain subject.
So, for issue 25 I thought I would combine the 2 areas and have them both about the same subject- "how do you deal with beader's block?"
Off I headed to our forum and soon saw that one reader was having just the same thoughts and had posted her own thread on the subject- perfect timing!
As I said I seem to have been suffering from it recently and although I have been beading and working away it is on items where I have a specific deadline or agenda- none of "my own work".
Until today that is. All it took was someone to mention the name Miriam Haskell and I remembered a diamond and leather bracelet of hers that I always wanted to bead a variant on. The words joined with a deadline were all I needed- inspiration had struck and off I go!