I made my first foray into jewellery making yesterday and it will possibly be my last.
One of the visitors to Barton Hall, Open Studios on Saturday liked my polymer clay magnets and asked if I could make one into a pendant. "Oh yes, of course", I glibly answered. How hard could it be?
Now, I don't own any jewellery supplies apart from old junk stuff, so I thought I would recycle what I had. After gathering my things and roping in my daughter to help, we set to work.
Happy Jo with her paintbrush!
Two hours later, after shouting words I never thought I would say in front of my children, and a few torn nails I had nothing very impressive to show, let alone sell! Kitty did better than me though.
Although I have infinite patience when knitting, embroidering, painting etc, I have none when it comes to chasing beads and fiddling about with bits of wire that won't do what I want it to!
"I'm sure I can find another use for these. Simon does need his eyebrows doing!"
I hereby salute all my jewellery-making friends and you can rest assured that there will be no competition from The Crow Road. I'll stick to buying from you instead.
And as for the potential customer....... well she can buy a fridge magnet like everyone else and hang that round her neck!