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.