Welcome to Hoarder’s Corner!

Welcome to Hoarder's Corner

Welcome to Hoarder’s Corner

So this is my first post – and as I noted in my “about” section I’ve been making jewelry since the late nineties.  I started out with some beads from my grandma’s stash, and a sewing needle and some thread.  As I figured out that I enjoyed the craft, I also figured out that I wanted to make more than a string of beads to go over someone’s head.

I came to the conclusion that I needed the right tools…

A few books and a bunch (or so I thought at the time) of supplies later, I was hooked. Cleaning out my grandma’s house a few years later – who, I should mention, never threw anything away, ever – I made sure her jewelry making items always had a home with me.  That was likely the beginning of Hoarder’s Corner.

What is Hoarder’s Corner? Hoarder’s Corner is the space (or spaces) where the tools and supplies and pieces of string to short to use but too pretty to throw away live.  It’s the bookshelves with more paint and brushes and completed projects on them than books. Its the tops of tables and rolling drawers and boxes of magazine clippings and paper flowers and sewing supplies live together with the photography supplies and all the ephemera in a sort of organized, always increasing, might need to dig for it but it’s in there somewhere kind of harmony.

Hoarder’s Corner is where just about anything I’ve picked up and thought, “I can definitely make something with this” lands and stays, and stays. Until one day, miraculously, it does get used.  More times than I can count, I’ve thought, “I should throw this away” and soon after used it in a design that just popped into my head.  Beads can sit for 10 years, and then one day out of the blue, I’m getting to the point of running out of them. Because of this, I give in to the urge to keep whatever “useless” thing I “think” I should throw away, because I know that sooner or later another denizen of hoarder’s corner will find a new, permanent home in a design or project.

So, welcome again to Hoarder’s Corner.  I hope you don’t mind a little clutter…