Well, here goes...my first blog, my first post. The purpose of this blog is to talk about creativity. That of my own and of others' creativity. And, to avoid cleaning my house. From my blog title you can figure out that I like polymer clay. I have been working and playing with this versatile medium on and off for 10 years and more. After making all sorts of home decor items and wall rosaries, larger rosaries that you hang on your wall, I have finally settled on jewelry.
I recently began selling my jewelry on Etsy.com. It wasn't long before I was invited to join the eSMArts Team, which is a team on Etsy to help other etsians, as we are called, market themselves, their product and their websites. Realizing that pretty much everyone else on the team had their own blog, and seeing the marketing potential, not just for myself, but my team members and others, I decided to bite the bullet and give blogging a try.
So here it is. I spent all morning trying to figure this out, went to work in the afternoon, and came home to get this done. Needless to say, my house is still a wreck.
I discovered the joy of creating years ago and have tried different things: rubber stamping and card making, polymer clay, etc. I got into making jewelry while I was playing around with polymer clay. That led to the discovery of metal wire, specifically sterling silver and copper, and their wonderful qualities, wire working and forging, and the beauty of semi-precious gemstones.
Thanks to a treasure-trove of generous artists, I have learned alot from books and the internet. While I have taken some classes, my dream would be to enroll in the College of Arts and Sciences at NMSU with an emphasis on metalsmithing and jewelry.
I guess you could say that the jewelry I have made so far has a certain look, however I think that it is very diverse. I can't seem to find my niche and focus on any one particular style of jewelry, there are too many different ideas and things that I want to try! I have a store on Etsy, a place where other 'artists' and crafters like me can set up shop and sell our work. I hope you will visit.