Well, it is that time of month again where Etsy metal team members write about their experiences on a common topic. This months topic is "Why do you make jewelry?"
I guess I could answer that question with a question, "who wouldn't want to make jewelry?" Who would not want to spend every day creating and making beautiful jewelry. Obviously, I know that not everyone has that passion or they are not fans of the whole process of creating. However, I am, without a doubt addicted to making jewelry. There are many reason why I like making jewelry, the most obvious is I get to wear pretty things, I guess that is the girly girly coming out of me. I also enjoy knowing that my jewelry creations can bring happiness to someone. But mostly, I love the challenge, and how I feel so empowered after I have created something new that I truly love.
Because I am still in the learning process and developing my jewelry making skills, the challenge for me is the whole process of fabrication. It is easy to have a design idea flowing around in your head, but turning that idea into something real is a whole other situation, and that is what I love the most. The whole process of fabrication and making it work with the overall design of your final piece is just too exciting for me. I can spend hours on deciding if I should solder, cold connect, enamel, forge, or form fold, the possibilities are endless. Each different technique can add and alter your final design in so many different ways. I know this might seem strange, but when I work out all the fabrication issues and the creative flow really gets going, it's like I am watching myself create this piece of jewelry. When I finally finish the piece and I am back in myself so to speak, I always end up asking myself, "did I just make that?" or "Where did that come from?" Now, there are also many times I ask myself, "what where you thinking?", those are the times when the creative flow was not there at all and I was not pleased with the final outcome. Luckily, that doesn't happen too often, mostly the good and bad outcomes seem to balance each other out. When I finally make a piece I truly love, all the failures, mishaps, and melted blobs on my soldering block just fade away.
Below are the links to other etsymetal members, feel free to read about why they love making jewelry too.
Cynthia Del Giudice http://cynthiadelgiudice.blogspot.it/
Beth Cyr http://bcyrjewelry.blogspot.it/
Peculiar forest http://peculiarforest.blogspot.it/
Tosca Teràn http://nanopod.me/
Mary Anne Karren http://silverpearlmetalworks.wordpress.com/
My Precious Studio http://mypreciousstudio.blogspot.it/
Deborah Lee Taylor http://www.e5jewelryblog.com/
Anne Walker http://www.creativeinclinations.blogspot.it/
Andrea Ring http://www.amuckdesign.blogspot.it/
Gracebourne Design http://www.gracebourne.blogspot.it/
Danielle Miller http://daniellemillerjewelry.blogspot.it/
Evelyn Markasky http://markasky.blogspot.it/
Inbar Bareket http://www.inbarbareket.info/blog
Abella Blue http://abellablue.com/blog/