Just a quick post for now...
Here is a video that is a short introduction to jewelry artist Laura Crawford of "Tangerine Tree House" that I found featured on Etsy.com. It is showing how she became inspired to move beyond bead stringing into something that she felt allowed her to be more creative...metal smithing. I like the video because it is well done and because I can sort of relate. I recently found that I was ready to move beyond regular beading into something a little different too. For me, I selected silver metal clay as a new form to explore.
Laura is inspired by found objects and nature. I am inspired by nature as well, so again, I related to her story.