Wednesday, 14 April 2010

In the Grips of an Addiction

My name is Susan and I'm a beadaholic.  Also metal, wire, crystal, glass, jewelry books and tools.  Please, advertising people at ArtBeads, Shipwreck, Rings N Things, Aunties Beads, Thunderbird...quit sending me emails about your fabulous sales.  Just for a week or two, at least until I use some of the stuff I just got from your last sales.  But don't leave it too long, because if the craving gets too strong, I  take a quick peek at eBay.  Ha! 
I've started to feel withdrawal pangs if a day goes by that Canada Post doesn't leave me something. 
Fellow artisans, please feel free to add to my list of excuses:
#1  You never know when that might come in handy! (From the look of my stash, about 5% of the time.)
#2  You can never have enough of .............(fill in the blank)  (self control?)
#3  The shipping is cheap (or free), I'll just order one thing. (LIES!)
#4  The Canadian dollar is so high right now, I'm actually saving money.  (MORE LIES!)
#5  That is so pretty (useful, different, unusual) that if I don't get it now, it probably won't be available when I want it.  (Apparently one side of my brain thinks the other side is really stupid)
#6  I've only got 5 feet of ....gauge wire left, if I don't order it now, I'll need it, be out and have to wait two weeks to get it.  (that same side is also a con artist)
#7  I need that book for my library, so I can learn something new.  (and then have to do a flurry of ordering so that I have the necessary material to make what is in the book.  Works for me.)

Have some fun and see if your excuses are better than mine.  Just don't comment and tell me that you have self control and only ever order exactly what you need, when you need it.  Nobody could be that perfect.  Could they?


  1. Hi Susanna, no comment (except, very fun reading)!

    :) Dave
    at Rings & Things

  2. Hey, I resemble those remarks! 5 and 6 are the ones I get the most mileage out of. :D

  3. Yep, that's me. Here's another one: If I keep the amount under $40, my package will sail across the border without attracting duty and/or tax. $40 is such a small amount, it won't hurt just this once - Ha! $40x10=$400! That's just twice/week. Even @$1 shipping (Artbeads!), that's only $10 shipping for $400 worth of beads, chain, wire, etc. - what a bargain! Now you know why my bead stash takes up one side of my office, and why I can't find my bead tray under all the tiny plastic bags. Uffda!