Monday, December 20, 2010

Why did I start making jewellery

The subject for the Starving Artist Teams blog carnival is "Why did I start making Jewellery?".  I have always been involved in craft and my first love was knitting, picking up my first pair of knitting needles as the age of four. Whilst at school my creative side was nurtured, taking Art as an elective learning about the Masters and developing many artistic skills.

Fast forward a few years and I started to become interested in some of the costume jewellery displayed in the shops and magazines.  However being a one income family with two small children I couldn't afford this luxury.  I was introduced to a friend who was making her own jewellery and she kindly offered to show me some tips on  how to string and finish off my pieces.  She made recommendations of places to go and online sites to visit to develop my skills.

Initially I just strung bracelets, then expanded into necklaces - playing with colours and design.  From there I took a class in wire wrapping - and I was hooked, my journey in the world of jewellery had commenced.

The pictures attached are very early examples of my work. 

To view other blogs from this talented team - check out:

Bead Sohpisticate

Island Girl

Galadryl Designs

Musings of a Northern Girl

The Familiee Jewels