Thursday, September 25, 2008

Merry-Go-Round

Jump on our first ever Blog Merry-Go-Round and join a group of artists/crafts women as they link hands and tell you a little bit about their lives in craft... Here's how it works: every month, we all blog about the same question, which this month is: What was the journey to your craft?

You can read all our answers in our respective blogs:
And here's how I started crafting:

About 5 years ago, I stumbled quite by accident upon an evening silversmithing class, which was taking place at the college I was teaching Foreign Languages at the time. I joined, and never looked back... I have been making jewellery ever since.

The class was a revelation for me: I never really 'crafted' before, and I found making things with my hands immensely enjoyable, and my brain, which totally craved learning new skills (instead of teaching them!!), was swimming in pure bliss, in a kinesthetic environment...I threw myself into it, made tons of mistakes, enjoyed then the 'making' more than the 'designing', now the opposite, and I always wanted to know more, make more, change styles...So I taught myself wire wrapping and beading techniques, recently tried chainmaille, and plan to explore PMC in the near future... I'm sure, one day, my craft will come together... :D
Here are a few of my creations...






7 comments:

'fancypicnic' said...

So beautiful - your craft has come together, if you ask me!

meherio68 said...

I completely agree! with the first comment. Your focus on design is obviously very finely applied!
J'aime beaucoup ce que vous faites !

Ruth said...

Hey Fabs! Good to hear your story. Just love your snakes and pearl lariat. So beautiful.... and also your Quicksilver too.

Half an Acre said...

HI there! I dabble with PMC too - and Birdland is an totaly expert obviously! I often do PMC fingerprints for friends. thinking of trying bronze clay now - with lots of help and advice for Birdland!

Marian said...

What a journey we've all had! W should answer this same question in maybe 10 yrs and we are going to be so much further along the way!

Lily Pang said...

I know what you mean of "teaching". It is very different from learning and research. It's wonderful to find your passion, isn't?

Your jewelries are very elegant. They look so beautiful on the black model.

Sara's Texture Crafts said...

Wow, what luck... to take a class by mistake and find that you have such a wonderful natural talent!
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