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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Words and Earrings

I purchased a tutorial on Etsy to make paddle pin earrings.  Link to the tutorial is here. I liked the concept of the earrings, books/words and my beads. Tell me how you like them.

   

  

I’m looking forward to making many more. 

It’s a dirty job

  

I played/worked this past weekend.  I have been trying  to find time to work on my jewelry when ever I can.  I worked, hammered, torched for 4 hours out in my garage.  I feel like I’m improving, but I still have so much to learn.  

Here is a few finished earrings that you have seen in progress.

   

I like seeing asymmetrical designs and yet I struggle to make my own.  I think these turned out great. 

 

As the month passes me by

I got a job offer in Dallas, and I’m considering going. After living in Las Vegas for the past 17 years, I just may go.  It’s a big decision for me and my family.  Dallas looks like a beautiful city. I will keep you posted. 

Crochet month in full effect.  I finished the main part of blanket and noemi starting on the edging. I love how quickly and easily this has worked up.  



Onto my jewelry progress.  I have gotten so much done this weekend.  I started new projects and finished up others I started a couple of weeks ago. Here is a pair of earrings I finished and some copper hearts.  I think these will turn into earrings as well.  



Mission Accomplished

I have been trying to come up with jewelry designs that incorporate my lampwork beads. I have had quite a few failures and broken beads but I finally got some bracelets that I am happy with. I’m looking forward to making and selling many more. Take a look and please tell me what you think. They are not all the way done. They still need finishing touches.

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