The One Who Enjoys the Most Beads Wins

Jewelry and Coffee with Rena
Video Episode 11

by Rena Klingenberg.

Do you save back your special beads for some cool future project – or do you make something with them to enjoy now?

Transcript of This Video:

Have you ever heard the expression “the person who dies with the most beads wins”?

Well, I’d like to think that instead of that, the person who used and enjoyed the most beads wins.

I know a lot of times we save back our special beads for some cool future project – but I don’t see any reason not to use them now.

Here’s an experience I had related to that:

Several years ago I bought this gorgeous turquoise sweater.

At the time it was kind of an investment for me – it was expensive.

But I thought, “Well, I’ll be wearing it for some special occasion so it’s worth it to get this beautiful sweater.”

So I bought it and took it home and hung it in my closet.

And every now and then I’d get it out and admire it, and think “Gosh, I can’t wait to wear this!”

So finally I did have a special occasion, so I got my sweater out and I put it on – and when I looked in the mirror, I realized that my gorgeous turquoise sweater had actually gone out of style.

It looked very outdated and I thought, “I can’t wear this to this occasion!”

So I actually never wore the sweater at all.

And that taught me the lesson that I don’t want to put off using things that I could enjoy now.

Because later on they may not be as useful, or you just may not have the occasion for them.

So I’d like to encourage you to use your special beads now, to make something for you or for someone else to enjoy wearing – and let those special beads out and let them shine!

I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences on this topic – using things now vs. saving them for later.

And I want to thank you for coming in today – I always enjoy seeing you, and I’ll see you next time.

The Jewelry Rena’s Wearing
in This Video:

Autumn jewelry

Earrings: Copper and brass metalwork patina earrings by Pear Tree Jewelry.

Necklace: Copper acorn and leaf necklace by Paperplated.

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