Why I am blogging about Jewelry Design

I want to write in order to explore my creative self encourage others to  find their inner desire for expression.  I am of the “better late than never” mindset when it comes to awakening my artistic side.   When I recently went to a beading course I realized that I had been wasting my time by procrastinating because I finally saw the value in making something with my own two hands.   I had finally learned to simply enjoy the pure satisfaction of completing a piece of jewelry.  Even better was when someone actually commented on my ring or earrings and I could say, “Thanks, I made them myself!”

I learned to knit when I was very young and I became bored of making scarves, mittens, hats and sweaters.  Then one day I thought what if I knit with something new?  What if I knit with wire instead of wool?  I went to the nearest craft store and bought all kinds of wire of various gauges and tested my theory.   I began experimenting  with knitting the various types and colors of wire.  I added beads that I also had on hand and the next thing I knew I had created some small prototypes of necklaces and bracelets.  This was the first time I had worked without any sort of pattern and it was so exciting and liberating to be creating on my own.

Over the next 6 months, I hope to encourage myself to create jewelry that I can eventually sell online and I want to be an inspiration to anyone else who has been hesitating to try a craft because they feel it is too late.   I want to be brave enough to realize that I do not need to be judgmental  when I am creating my little works of art.

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