I frequent the Etsy forums and one night, a poster, DesignsByLucinda asked for six takers of 1 (each) of a plain, 1" bead. It's matte, marble. The idea is to see what six different people can do with the bead, providing it's the focal point. The whole scenario will be blogged about by http://www.silverriverjewelry.blogspot.com/
It was referred to as a "Bow Wow" bead. I had to ask what "Bow Wow" meant. Apparently, it's a bead that does not stimulate the owner in creating with it.
This is what I created with it (please note the matching earrings):
I would consider myself a novice jewelry maker, but am quickly becoming hooked!
What's got you 'hooked'?