Besides just reading beading blogs, I have been doing a fair bit of beading myself lately. A week or so ago I made this pendant.
(Add photography to the list of things I cannot do. The pendant is much prettier in person.)
I got this pattern from a Russian web site called, as nearly as I can tell, I Am Creative.
I just don't like the metal bail that I made for it, so I want to make a necklace to hang it on. But every time I start the hunt for beads to use, I am stumped by my utter lack of creativity. I just do not know how to make the perfect necklace to show this pendant off. Should I make a few beaded beads and intersperse them with some Swarovskis and pearls? Should I make a St. Petersburg chain to go with the pendant's Russian heritage? Should I just throw some seed beads on a wire and be done with it?
And so the pendant just sits, mocking me. I wish I could think of something to do with it.