2013 has been a pretty good year for Wearable Miscellany. I have gone to two professional craft shows, made a couple of Etsy sales, learned some new techniques, found a couple of great new suppliers and started tweeting.
So now as the year closes, I think about what I have learned during all these experiences in 2013, what I have learned as a part-time crafter is this,
- Rejection happens, not everyone is going to like everything you do. And that is ok! Create what you like, for yourself, that way your craft never loses its joy.
- Inspiration comes and goes. Sometimes you just don’t feel like making anything, and there is nothing wrong with that. Sometimes I go down to my craft room and do nothing more than move beads around, rearrange my desk and think about what I want to make while I listen to an audio-book, and sometimes I make absolutely nothing.
Ok, now the above is just what I learned about MY personal crafting lifestyle and philosophy, so feel free to agree, disagree, or think I am bonkers, the choice is yours. I don’t know how I would feel if creating jewelry was my full-time job, if I would worry more about creating things I think will sell, or getting more stressed when I get hit with a bad bout of crafters block. If I am lucky, one day I will find out.
So, here comes 2014, and what resolutions have I made for myself?
- Get more of my pieces on Etsy
- continue to keep up with this blog
- do at least 2-3 craft shows
- conquer at least 2 new chain maille weaves (specifically the Romanov)
That should probably be enough to start with.
Until next time folks, check out the excellent supply organizer Santa brought me 🙂
Oh, and I made these,
These are aqua glass pearls with black bead-caps, I kinda think they need a little bit more…just not sure what.