Tuesday

Backwards

I giving up beads for lent - thats the reason for being backwards because as you know lent is over!! Over the weekend I added up all the bead sets I have - now I'm talking about Artisan Glass (lampwork) which is something I have always held my hands up to being addicted too! BUt this I actually hang my head in shame I counted (and this was me being honest - when I say counted these are just the ones I sorted) 47 sets in total (well actually I counted 46 but then found another set under a book) yes you read that right 47!!!


SO because of this I am on a bead buying ban - yes I have to show you in the next month at least 20 pieces made with lampwork - Hopefully you will help me count this down and when I reach 20 I can start buying again - eeeek - this will be extremly painful as I adore buying them!! Please hold my hand throughout April so I keep strong - haha! So all my flame fueled friends please help me be strong and I am not ignoring you if I suddenly stop buying your beads - I need to be strong ;)

18 comments:

Mary said...

Jo, you've been on a bead ban ever since I've known you!Thank goodness I've finally worked out how to post comments so that I can give you moral support!...or not..I'm not very good with bead buying bans myself!(nemea)

Gemheaven said...

Hello Mary :)

Yeah the other bans were imposed on me by dh - this one I actually saw the reality for myself ;)

Dunno how well it will work but I have made something else today - yay!

Izzy said...

I am enrolling you on my 12 step programme! repeat after me....My name is Jo, and I am a beadaholic!!

Gemheaven said...

Lol 12 steps would that be quicker than using 27 bead sets lol!!!

Teehee I AM a beadaholic ;)

Kutuu said...

Oh wow, I remember asking you once how many sets you had ... I know it wasn't THAT many back then but still quite a few!!! Good luck! (maybe you should tell the lampworkers not to accept any orders from you just to make sure you last?!!!)

Gemheaven said...

Haha Hannah I couldn't do that - I may need a set, you know desperately lol

claire said...

Okay, you be a good girl then.... and make sure you stay away from Flickr! LOL!
Maybe I should just make a whole load of bumpy beads to keep you away? tee hee hee hee
And I wont tell you when I have done boro then? ;-)

Jewellery Craft said...

Awwwwww.........How difficult is it going to be hun, what are the withdrawal symtoms? Will you need medication? Perhaps we should set up a support group..........

How are you feeling now, are you all recovered, apart from the shock of a self imposed bead ban......

xxx

Gemheaven said...

Jo blows large raspberry at Claire

Crafted Gems said...

lol, Claire's right you need to stay away from flickr, i'm not going to tell you when i've made beads anymore either, lol

Gemheaven said...

Blows raspberry at Caroline too ..............................

MsBaubles (AliBaubles) said...

LOL.....Jo can I also enroll on that 12 step program with you?

Gemheaven said...

I should start a club I think Allison lol

Jo said...

You've made me feel a lot better Jo - I've *only* got 13 sets! Good luck!

BetteJo said...

Oh. Did you have to bring it up? Now I have to buy some.

claire said...

actually if you are giving up buying beads I shall give up buying glass - I can barely get into the studio at the moment from all of it! seriously!!!

Jewellery Craft said...

Do we need a support group, just what are the withdrawal symptoms? Is there medication.......

47 sets of gorgeousness, wow, thought I was a bad hoarder ;)

xxx

Alison said...

OMG Jo, you have been soooo brave!! I'm with you, matey and anytime you want support in fending off those lampie temptresses (esp one who resides north of the border!) give me a holler lol.