Thursday, February 3, 2011
Garnet and Amazonite Necklace—I'm Not Quitting My Day Job
"Laura, come help us!" the said. So I obeyed.
First let me tell you that making necklaces is hard! Designing them, sticking the things together so that the necklace is nice and tight but supple and won't fall off—all these things are better left to professionals—but I gave it the old college try.
It was fun, challenging, and I do like the colors and materials a lot. There are three separate necklaces. One is a sandalwood mala with garnet and amazonite. I spent all morning and afternoon making these. It must get faster. Somehow people make a living making jewelry, but all I have to say is: if you have a favorite jewelry seller, support them! They deserve every cent you pay them and more. Jewelry-making is QUITE a skill.
Now that I've made these, I feel free to cannibalize them for other projects. I might keep the sandalwood strand.
Tomorrow I'm going to introduce my friend and personal jewelry maker, Joyce of JoyousWorld. Her work is fantabulous and yummy.
Have a lovely day. Please leave a comment. Maybe you've tried making jewelry and would like to share about that. Or maybe you have a genius jewelry maker who you support. I'd love to hear about it.
Posted by Laura at 10:43 AM