I still only have 27 items on Etsy, but I have sold a couple to local people. I think my best customer is going to be a woman I work with who likes big flashy jewelry. I love that woman! She has been through a lot the last few years, but she still pushes on and keeps moving. She’s going to be my inspiration.
One of my boys (my geode cracker) opened a few small geodes last night–one had what looks like pyrite (fool’s gold) and crystals, and two others had druzy centers. Druzy is the really sparkly white center of some geodes. Very beautiful! If I had the proper tools or equipment, I could neatly slice those geodes into thin layers and make earrings or multiple necklaces. For now, I’ll stick to wrapping them in silver wire for pendants (or hanging onto the larger ones).
I have so many ideas for jewelry, just not enough time in the day to get everything done and put my ideas into creations. It’s kind-of aggravating, but at least I know I won’t be bored any time soon! I love that I can create something, then ask my boys what they think of it. They give me their honest opinions, which really helps. If they don’t think something looks good, I take it apart and start over. Sometimes they even give me ideas on how to make something better. I love getting them involved in the process.
Well, I have to run (okay drive) to work. After work I have to make chore charts and a meal plan for this week. Then I have to re-do the load of laundry I just remembered is in the washing machine and fill the dishwasher. Then, if there is time left, I will create some more jewelry. I can do this!