Quote of the day :
"Do not be awe struck by other people and try to copy them. Nobody can be you as efficiently as you can. " - Norman Vincent Peale

Random photo from last week....

I am seriously bulking at the fact that some random FF site is doing the photocopying machine stunt again! *rolls eyes*
( PLEASE NOTE FF is not refering to finicky feline.)

I am talking about someone else and I am not going to make her famous or rather INFAMOUS from my site by linking her.

As mentioned to another fellow beader, Copying or replicating or having similar designs as another beader is much like theft or plagiarism. Can you imagine you going to work and you spent a lot of time writing up a FANTASTIC proposal for your boss and the next morning when you submit to your boss, he/she tells you that someone else has already done the EXACT or similar idea of yours? How would you have felt?

OR that you did your homework and put in a lot of effort and time and research into the essay only to realize that a classmate or mere acquaintance had used your essay and submitted the essay claiming it to be his/hers to the lecturer?

It is the exact same feelings as a beader to see his / her works being replicated like that. It takes much efforts and R&D to design a piece of jewellery. Some people can understand this point of view and some cannot. Seriously, I only seek a small recondition that my designs / ideas have left an impression and therefore a small " inspired by jacq" is sufficient for me. I do not seek huge post-ups with links to my site. It touches my heart that my designs are nice enough to encourage others to bead ( BUT NOT COPY OR REPLICATE SIMILAR ITEMS PLEASE.) and that I have "inspired" or encouraged them on their journey to bead. Therefore I do not think that it is too much to ask to be credited when it is rightfully so. =) =)

Also when talking about replicating, I am talking about my ZILLION WAYS TO WEAR PIECES seen on ANGELICIOUS CREATIONS, or my necklace -cum- earrings pieces, or my wired pieces, my handmade pendants and my latest collection of massive flowers -- I believe I have released this style first in 2007 and now it is replicated by the truckloads. SIMPLE BEADING that can found from beading books are not my legal copyrights.

If you are passionate about something there is no need for outside motivation to do something. It simply shows that you are not passionate enough to come up with your own ideas at all. And I truly pity you! YES YOU - the photocopying machine!