Friday, June 25, 2010
I think it was around Christmas time that word of my jewelry making was spreading. I had since put up pictures in my picasa web album - mostly as my own documentation. People I had never really spoken to before were starting to come up to me to ask about ordering jewelry! Then they were asking me if I had a catalog or a website. When i showed them my pitiful web album, they then started asking me to add prices! This kind of pushed me further into selling jewelry and I got a ton of orders for Christmas. I started naming my jewlery after the first person who purchased an item.
This is approximately 36 inches long and sterling silver and freshwater pearls. I like that it's long because it can be worn long or doubled like in the picture and worn short. =)
I was just dying to make something at this point. From studying some jewelry I had at home, I thought..."how hard could it be?". I sent myself to Michaels arts and craft store and bought a small plyers set that I still use to this day. I browsed through one or two beading books while I was there just to get my basic technique down and i was off!
Once these were made, I decided I would give them to a friend who's birthday was conveniently around the corner :). I find that ever since istarted making jewelry, I LOVE giving gifts! I didn't have boxes yet, but I had all envelope templates from my former life as a card-maker (another hobby) so I made vellum envelopes and used them as make-shift gift boxes. I wish I had taken a picture of those