I fell in love with beaded cabochons years ago yet somehow never got around to making any. A large part of my reluctance came about because, well, I simply didn’t know where to start.
Eventually desire overcame reluctance. I found some wonderful books that took me step-by-step through the process. I studied others’ work. Finally, I began to make my own.
What I start out with isn’t always what I end up with, but isn’t that part of the creative fun? I’m still learning technique — I don’t think one ever stops, no matter what sort of beading one does — and I’m now turning out pieces that people are buying. And that’s the real test.