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.
I only wish that the love I have for my designs would translate into an equal monetary appreciation for my work. Casual friends have all commented on the various pieces, but they are not buyers.
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.