Anyhow, I went down and dusted, started to organize and re-familiarize myself with my luscious beads and stash! I pulled up all of the throw rugs i pile on top of each other and surprised I didn't find living creatures amongst the layers and muck! It feels airy to clean it up like that.
I also cleaned up the stash of resin pieces. Last year, if a resin piece didn't turn out, I would keep it. With tones of bubbles, or paper spoiled, holes drilled incorrectly. I would keep them all. I couldn't bear to part with any part of a creation. However, this year, ruthless in my task at cleaning, I through them all out! I just know I will hear of a really great technique or someone that has done some really great things with old and cured resin.....oh well. I will have to hang in there and make some mistakes this year!