Isn't it always nice to realize your still new at your career and youthful. For the last 7 years I've been the senior member of my team in my paid job. I guess in the world of lampworkers I'm still a baby... which is a lovely thought
On one of the lampwork forum they set up an Ages Poll. At the time of me posting this of the folks who make lampwork beads.
8-25 years old = 3.4%
26-35 years old = 14.97%
36-45 years old = 32.49%
46-55 years old = 33.16%
56-65 years old = 13.27%
66-75 years old = 2.55%
76-85 years old = 0.17%
Now this is so cool because I fall into the 26-35 year old category. Makes me feel so much better and somehow makes me think, wow, that gives me time to learn and develop. I have years of this career ahead of me rather than thinking I've hit the glass ceiling and can't go any further. Means I have time to develop my own style and find my niche in the market rather than having to be the best at everything right now.
I just thought I'd also show you some beads which I'm calling tiny treasures. These beads are 5 mm from hole to hole which means that they are fantastic for making into jewellery as they are small enough to be part of a set yet distinct enough to be fab beads.
Thank you for your interest in my musings