Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Busy Brain Syndrome

I suffer from "Busy Brain" syndrome. I don't know if it is a real condition, but I think it should be if it isn't. This condition comes on every few weeks (so no doubt it is a somewhat hormonal thing). No matter how tired I am, I just can't get to sleep. My brain seems to go a mile a minute. It just won't turn off. Suddenly it is 1:30am, I have written a blog post word-for-word in my head, counted backwards from 100 ten times, and worried about every thing under the sun. Eventually, it is morning and I have slept some, but ugh. I hate busy brain nights.

Last night, several things were racing around in my mind (aside from this Busy Brain Blog Post, HA!). The main thing was over thinking something special that is happening tomorrow that I am not telling you about until another day. The other thing were the beads in the kiln and the jewelry I planned to make with them. This necklace was particularly pesky piece.

I quite literally thought about each and every bend of the wire. I thought about how I would hold the pliers in my hand, how I would hammer the angles, and string the chain. I am thinking that is why my jewelry comes together so quickly sometimes. I have already made the piece in my mind's eye, so there is nothin' to it when I sit down to make it. I am really loving how this turned out!

It is a giant bead. It measures about 2in long x 1 1/2in wide x 1/4in thick. I love the ivory base and layers of dots in turquoise, ink and periwinkle. Doesn't it have a funky retro feel about it?


Meredith said...

Kerry, I love this necklace! And I totally get you on the Busy Brain Syndrome. I must have it too. Recently I just have not been able to turn my mind off and get some sleep, and even when I am asleep my dreams keep me busy. The body is rested but the mind is exhausted. Here's hoping I get a break soon, and you too. But I do love the things you come up with during your busy brain times!

deehebard said...

love the new necklace...very fun and Kaby!

on the sleeping thing...the key is to think about nothing...try to empty your thoughts. Sometimes i just repeat..sleep..sleep ..sleep. as the thought crrep in, say STOP and keep repeating sleep...sleep...sleep.

Sometimes...it works.

Kathy said...

Hey Kerry,
Both necklaces from yesterday and today have been outstanding. You really are doing a great great job.

Cindy said...

I love your new BIG focal beads. And the dots are bubbly and retro and just so you. I especially LOVE the colors and shape in the necklace you featured yesterday. I like the double chain design in this necklace today.