Last year in November I decided to use my time better. I was almost out of stock and had committed to an exhibition in mid-December. Being a mother, a working one at that and someone who doesn't let her passion for handmade jewelry die, I had to find a solution to be able to make more things.
I decided to use my two hours commute time to make things. At first I wondered what the people in my bus would think I am up to, what I was going to do if my beads start falling down from my lap onto the bus floor etc. But I decided to shed my inhibitions and just started off twisting wire, stringing beads, drawing designs in the bus. Apart from a few curious looks at my pliers and cutters, people have been largely ignorant. I realized no one cares what I did in the bus so long as I let them catch up on their sleep. :)
Anyway, I would make as many connectors such as these in the bus.
|One at a time. One at a time....|
That drastically decreased my time at the bead table after the son slept off and I could sleep in early too. All I had to do is string them along, put the center bead and hey I had a neck-piece done in one day. It was a win-win situation.
|Complete set of purple beads twisted with brass wire|
Just like I used to pack my school bag the earlier night for the day ahead, I now pack beads and wires for my commute before going to bed. Every morning I can’t wait to get on the bus, take out my tools and get started.
I hope to continue using my time wisely the coming year and always. :)
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What is your new year resolution for 2014 that you hope to continue forever?