Friday, August 22, 2014

Quick Inspiration: Sprinkles

Bulk Rainbow Sprinkles Inspiration

Have you ever seen something that would be totally amazing, if only it were made from beads? When beading is your number one obsession, it’s hard not to think of beads wherever you go. And some things can inspire while also being a disappointment for their actual un-beadness.

This happened to me just the other day. While on a family outing, we visited a shopping center that we haven’t been to in years, and found a nifty little bulk foods store. While browsing I turned a corner and was instantly transfixed by this display of sprinkles and dyed sugar. How gorgeous!

The first thing that really catches the eye is the color blocked display in appealing ROYGBIV (actually, WPROYGBP, but close enough). Nothing beats a rainbow when you want to make something unanimously likeable. I sometimes find myself wanting to buy things that I don’t even like, just because they have a perfectly executed rainbow palette. Then there’s the fun factor - all those tasty things that go on other tasty things. It’s like seeing every birthday party plan ever made, all squished into one place. Then of course there’s the glittery quality of the sugars and sprinkles - a little bit of childlike magic that reminds us of simple pleasures.

I smiled big when I saw these sprinkles. Then, even though there was never any doubt, I still became mildly annoyed that it wasn’t filled with beads. I’m sure if I was wild about cupcakes, it would have been pure bliss. I think my second reaction may actually be some lingering irritation about my last bead store trip. I’ll share the full story soon. In the meantime, let’s just enjoy these tasty colors, and pretend that they’re really bins full of beads!

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