The Creative Process

I’m a creative person, or at least I think I am.  I always have been, which was partly why my first chosen field was television.  Well, that and “professional daydreamer” was not really a viable – or profitable – career choice.  And sometimes, my creative process gets away from me a little bit.  I get so caught up in what I am creating – whether it’s jewelry or writing one of my romance novels – that I forget the practical.  Like updating my website, among other things.  Just ask my husband.  It’s not uncommon for him to ask me something when I’m deep in my writing process, only to have me look up and blink at him a few times until I remember who he is and that I’m not really in 1820s London.

Which is why it has been so long since I’ve updated my page.  Bad of me, I know, but between writing and jewelry design, I’ve been caught up in the creative process this summer.  Not a bad thing, I know, but unless you have a business manager to handle things like finances and getting new stock tagged and into stores (and I confess that I don’t, much as I wish I did) then sometimes, the creativity has to stop for a bit while the practical is dealt with.  Which is what I’m doing today.

Here’s a peek at a few of the pieces that I’ve designed over the last few months, starting with earrings.

Midnight Moon Ocean Blue

Brunch in Naples

And some bracelets…

Faded Fall

Rusted Rubies

Jungle Wild

And finally some necklaces…

Lantern Lights

Forest Watch


The point is, sometimes, I get so caught up in what I’m creating that I forget to do the more practical things.  I’m trying to be better, but I don’t think I’m succeeding.  So if you really want to see what I’m up to (and what shows I’ll be attending) on a daily basis, check out my Facebook page.  It’s a little more interactive than this page and I update it far more frequently.  And until then?  If you need something, drop me a line via email or Facebook messenger and I’ll respond as quickly as I can.  As soon as I put down these beads.

Earring trio made with recycled elements

About empress

As the owner/operator/designer of Easily Distracted Designs, Bethany is responsible for just about every aspect of the business, including translating high-end fashion design into wearable styles for every woman.
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