Friday, January 9, 2009

BEAD PICKING

A few weeks ago, I posted pictures of my "bead" trees. When all the leaves had fallen off the trees, I could see that they were loaded with the prettiest golden beads. With the economy being in such a mess and me being a jewelry designer, what could be better than to find trees just dripping in free golden beads?

I am so short and the trees so tall, I could not reach any of the beads in order to pick them.
Just trying to get one of the farmers ,with harvesting equipment , to pick them for me brought on barrels of laughter .

Now the last laugh is on them. When the storms came and the winds were gusting up to 50mph,
the beads came falling to the ground. All I had to do at that point was to pick them up.

Since I am older that dirt and just a bit on the crippled side and ride around in an electric wheelchair, there was still the problem of harvesting the beads that were now on the ground.
If I bend over far enough to get the beads off the ground, I will fall out of the w/c on to my head.
But ya'll know that a dedicated craftier will not take "it can't be done" as the answer to a problem.

Stay tuned, my crafty friends,I will find the solution to harvesting the "beads".

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4 comments:

One Love said...

Too Funny! I can't wait for the next update!!! I pray that you and your family are doing well!!! How is BABY NOAH!!!!!????
Warmest wishes, Lovlee

Shoozles said...

awww hang in there I dropped a batch of beads one time, I used a hanky and put it over my vacuum nozzle and it collected in the hanky

Creative Minds said...

wow! Great blog.

http://creativeminds2008.blogspot.com/

Caroline said...

Hi!
I have an award for you so come by when you get a chance to pick up :)