As many of you know, I don't often purchase many beading books. Much of my inspiration comes from watching Turner Classic Movies and seeing old films that produce new ideas in my head.
I ordered Jean Campbell's book "Creating Glamorous Jewelry with Swarovski Elements" with some hesitation in my mind. What if she saw the same movie that I did and she came up with something better? What if I liked hers better than what I was working on? What if, what if, what it?
What if I just throughly enjoyed reading the bios, looking at the pictures and saying "wow, I never thought of doing it like that." Which is what happened. I just leafed through the book, getting more ideas than I thought of before, "what if I mix that with this idea?"
Jean, I enjoyed it completely, I will continue to read and study what you have done and see what I can do to make an idea "ours" - I like this book.
(And happily, she's teaching for the Great Lakes Guild in the spring and I can learn more!! And on the Bead Cruise in March - Hollywood necklace swap anyone??)