I tend to jump a lot & just have Faith. I believe if you have Faith in what you are doing you can do what ever it is you want to do. I am a very true believer in this.
But - isn't there always one of those? I love what I do with my jewelry. I love learning new techniques. I love sharing new pieces. I just love everything about it. I want this to be what I do. For a living.
I work now because I have to. I have a family that counts on me. So I do what I have to. I don't work at a fancy job. I don't make a ton of money. But it is what it is ... & that is an income that helps support my family that counts on ME.
My husband supports my passion for making jewelry. Completely. He is my biggest cheerleader. I love that. He is also a very hard worker. He has worked through this summer that has been nothing less than absolute torture. Here in Oklahoma we were in the hundreds for something like 18 days in a row. One day getting up to like 115. But he never took the day off to stay in the AC & a break from the heat. He kept going.
So - so do I.
I truly believe if I quite my 'day' job I could make the money I need to make with my love for jewelry. I would have the time to do more with the business side of it. More time creating.
But my Faith isn't giving me the ok to go ahead & jump on this one. I think if it weren't for having a family counting on me ... all would be good.
Well ... now that I have that said ... kind of put out there. I do have new things to share!
Some of my pictures are from my phone ... as we have just moved & I have 4 shows coming up in the next month ... so I haven't exactly taken the time to take good pictures. So bare with me here.
I love the way these came out. And putting these together were like working a puzzle ... so much fun. Each piece had to be perfect - for it to fit. These are made from sterling silver & copper wire.
I have become slightly obsessed with making rings. This one just seemed like a necessary ring to make. It is large - but a lot of people like big these days. And of course I had to put my signature on it. Flowers are in bloom for you finger now.
As you can see ... slightly obsessed. But I love making them.
I have also learned how to use my saw that I bought months ago (ok like a year ago)
My first necklace made with my saw:
Like with all my new techniques ... I make the first piece & think 'oh this is amazing' ... now I look at this one & see where it is lacking.
But here are a few things I worked on today:
My 17 year old son has wanted me to make him a necklace with the Monster 'M' on it for a while ... I couldn't get the right look with wire. If you make jewelry you can probabley imagine. So I used my saw & cut it from a piece of nickel silver & then soldered it onto a copper dogtag. He is most pleased with it ... didn't even want to wait for it to go through the tumbler. Already wearing it.
And yes I kind of saved my favorite of all the pictures I am sharing today for last. Many inspirations sent me here. I have always been a lil' country girl at heart ... lets just be honest. But first of all I have a show next weekend that is a western themed show so I have to have some western pieces. Last night I went to the Tulsa Fair Grounds & played with minature show horses ... oh my are they small. I had no idea how small they really are! My two Great Danes are bigger than a lot of those horses!! They are just so stinking cute!!!
But my biggest inspiration is my 15 year old daughter. She loves horses. She just had to give hers up with our move. So I have wanted to design a great necklace for her.