What sparked my interested in jewelry design?
I don’t exactly remember. I’m a bit of a craft junky and have crafted for most of my life. As a young girl, I was obsessed with making friendship bracelets and learning all kinds of different patterns. In High School, the obsession was with beading Rave bracelets of brightly colored dayglow beads. I loved that the bracelets had two sides. They were fun and childish in the daylight, but best of all glowed in different colors under UV light. I enjoyed designing for both of the bracelet’s personalities.
A few years ago I took a wire making class, opening my eyes to other techniques. I was hooked. I figured out that I could make jewelry that I bought or saw in stores. I struggled for years, trying to find the confidence to grow my passion. Recently, I made a commitment to myself to focus on my creative side and not to let non-perfect designs discourage me.
I started this blog to push myself to keep up with my promise. While searching for jewelry blogs to gain inspiration and tips, I came across something called the Bead Soup Blog Party. Lori and her fantastic blog and party have changed my life.
I wanted a career in design, but ended up excelling in the technical aspect of the design world. I can express myself through my designs and share them on this blog. I am so proud to show off what I've made and it's refreshing to feel that way. I thrive off of trying new techniques and figure out different ways of blending various techniques. I believe I can succeed ad long as my heart and head are in it.
Thanks for taking the time to read my journey.
Wow! Reading this over made me teary eyed. I have suppressed the sadness for years. I never thought I was talented enough to put myself out there like this. I'm finally trying, and I am so proud of myself. I have no idea how this will all end up, but no matter what it will be an amazing journey that I look forward to taking.