Am I Ever Going To Find My Style?

I have spent several months trying to learn a few skills and work towards making and designing my own jewelry. I want to be able to incorporate my beads into my jewelry as well. There have been a few successes, and more than I’d like to mention failures. All the while I’m experimenting I think to myself,  is this my design or does it look like a copy of someone else?  Did I put my own flare into it?  Will somebody else like this AND be willing to put their hard earned money to buy this?  My last thought in all of this is, can I make more than the two or three I just made?  The last one is important, I struggle with making more than one or two of anything.  Beads, make one set move on to the next color.  Food,  trying a new recipe,  really like it, never fix it again.  Jewelry, make a pair of earrings, love them, keep them, move on to next design. Today, I feel like I am actually getting somewhere. I made 4 sets of earrings, two pendants, they are semi-original, and I think I can keep making both of these things. These I’m keeping all for myself, earrings and a pendant.   

   

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  1. coldfeetstudio
    Apr 11, 2015 @ 15:54:50

    I think it’s o.k to copy. I think that’s how you learn. All the master’s did it, that’s how they learned also. I think the importance lies in what you do with your copy. I find it really hard not to get side tracked when I try something I’ve seen somewhere else, as, like you said, one thing leads to another, then another, and before you know it you’ve found your own style without even really trying. As for making the same thing over and again, I find that really hard as I get bored very easily. I can do it, but when I’ve had to I’ve hated every minute of it. It’s a good exercise to perfect a skill, but I’ve finally given in to the fact that it’s not for me. I love sharing my work so that others can ‘copy’, I think the world is big enough to take it 😉 But then I think I have a different agenda. I just want people who want to create, but don’t think they can, to just go for it and have no regrets later. Life’s too short.

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