Yet I feel tempted to enter the World of Blogs. Why is that?
Let me take you back a few years. We had mail. I looked through it. Bills, more bills, some funny local newspaper, some letter informing me about my pension, and a brochure of an art school that offered evening and weekend classes. I love these catalogues. I always look through them and imagining myself, the photographer, or myself, the painter, or myself, the jewelry artist.
I have tried beading before. I went to the internet shop of the local bead supply store and bought a ginormous amount of beads and string and tools. But it just wasn't right for me. I felt continuously frustrated by the limitations of beading. You have to Buy all the beads. You make nothing from scratch. You are limited to what some company feels is trendy and popular. So the beads made themselves comfortable in a drawer, along with the acrylic and watercolor paint, and most of me didn't think of creative hobbies anymore.
Until that brochure. It said 'two day weekend class in Precious Metal Clay'. I googled. It seemed perfect for me. Metal clay allows you to do exactly what I couldn't do before: create my own jewelry. I had been considering silversmithing, but the amount of tools needed for this scared me. So metal clay became my way into the wondrous world of jewelry design.
What happened next? I did the class, spent a vast amount of money on setting myself up with tools and clay, and started making jewelry. I just wanted to make jewelry. After a while I realized that I could actually sell my jewelry and maybe earn back Some of my expenses. That's when I started my Etsy shop and learned that it's not just about making the jewelry, but also about running a business. The hardest thing is to get people to notice and find you. I hope that this blog will help more people to find me. I will host future giveaways here, tell you about inspiration, techniques, how my jewelry is made, and hopefully many other things.