In April, all focus on this blog was on metal meets textile, my theme for the Blogging from A to Z challenge.
This post happens to be in a similar line (I think).
I am privileged to have the studio equipment I need to make the jewellery I want. Still, my credo is this: Jewellery making does not have to be complicated.
For some inspiration – especially if you are a dedicated knitter – don’t forget that jewellery sometimes hide in the most mundane things. If you have one of those big “safety pin looking” knitting accessories, why not add some big beads, hang on a chain or leather string and – voila, you have a personal necklace that says something about you.
Really, it does not have to be more complicated than that. Jewellery does not have to be dead serious, or super expensive, or technically complicated. It can be, yes, but it does not have to.
Also, a little Hooray! to myself for finishing the A to Z challenge, and a big Thank you! to those of you who followed, cheered and came with great contributions. You make blogging worth while!
In case you missed it, my A to Z series begins with this blog post: Annealing is healing.
I once got a necklace that was literally a painted washer on a string. It was precious. Simple is usually the way to go!
I love this post. So much of art making can seem very complicated and elaborate. Really it’s about enjoyment in whatever way it can be found. You said it perfectly.
I’m glad it resonates! We can have a lot of respect for art/creative work, but creativity is open for anyone to tap into, with any means available. Enjoyment, yes, that’s the word!
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