Good question. I make jewelry because it satisfies my creative urges. I would love to draw pictures, but I have no talent for this. I have produced all sorts of needlework such as sewing, knitting, needlepoint, crocheting, making afghans for each of my offspring, even grandkids and babies as they come along. But I don’t do much of any of those things anymore. Cooking doesn’t appeal to me, nor gardening. I don’t have the energy to tend to a yard and I don’t have nuch of a yard where I now live, but I have pots of greenery on the porch. I have to remember to water them.
However, I can excel in making jewelry. I search the various sources for beads that have character, color, design and a different style. I am completely addicted to making necklaces, bracelets and earrings. I haven’t counted but I may have almost 200 jewelry pieces.
I recently disposed of the bed in my guest room and turned it into a studio so I can spread out and not have to clear the table when guests come for dinner. When I wander into my “studio” I am immediately struck by the need to work on the current project. I lose myself in it.
The fact that I have not sold a piece of jewelry in more than 4 months depresses me, but doesn’t deter me from making something new, or finishing a project started a while ago, or, making a trip to the bead shop.
My Etsy store is at www.etsy.com/shop/mizmlu
Some of my jewelry is on Ebay as well as Pinterest, classifiedads and a few other places.
I’d like to hear your comment. I’ll reward you with a piece of my jewelry in the color you prefer.