i have been finding myself inspired to create lately. i have a small, but decent collection of gemstones and materials that i continually look through and find myself moved to create different pieces. i love how various stones look together. a pair of earrings can look so very different when one single gemstone is replaced!
i think my favorite thing about creating jewelry is the creative process. i love making one of a kind pieces. i am able to use whatever stones i am moved to use in that moment and then create a piece. perhaps i have enough stones to make another, but overall, i create a piece and then look to see what inspires me next. i know that it causes more work for me on the selling end of things...coming up with names, writing descriptions, but honestly i love all that too! i used to write poetry when i was younger and i miss it quite a bit. writing jewelry descriptions and giving them names taps into that creative energy i miss so much.
i have to be careful not to just shop and shop for gemstones and components. i will see various stones and metals and HAVE to have them for a piece. i hold myself back almost every time, but it is rather difficult. i am hoping that once my sales pick up (crossing fingers) that i will be able to indulge a bit more in this aspect of making jewelry. i love searching for pieces that i can envision using in one piece or another. already my style and tastes have branched out. i thought i would stick to pretty simple items, but my mind is wanting me to go farther and more creative. it will be wonderful when i can act on that!
i have added a bunch of new items to my shop and still have more coming! it is so exciting to see my little etsy shop grow! i hope with more and more people seeing my shop and my jewelry through various avenues, that soon it will take off and i can do a little happy dance of joy. heck, if the happy dance of joy i did after my first sale is any standard to go by, it will be one *heck* of a happy dance!