OK, honestly, custom orders are not my fav thing. There, I said it out loud. Let me tell you why and then why I also love them. A conundrum, yes? Anyway, when I have custom orders, I feel that my creative flow is blocked. A customer wants something specific and there are usually parameters, sometimes a lot, sometimes just 'a flavor' of something. It is what the customer wants made, not what I want to create.
How does that affect my creativity? My mind immediately says, crap, I can't just play with beads and ideas I have in my head. I have to make something that the customer wants, not what I want. Is that entirely true? No, and you know why? Because I get to put a vision that someone loosely gave me into a design I create. How cool is that. With all that being said, here are a few of my customer orders I had the privilege to create. Please let me know your thoughts, especially you creative minds!
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