Saturday, 14 January 2012

What's the point of making jewellery if you can't wear it as much as possible?

Last spring I bought a book on wirework. Somehow I was brave enough to try wrapping a cabochon. It was really fiddly! The cabochon and silver(-plated) spacers, I bought via a specialist retailer online - and the other beads were cobbled together from some items I'd bought at our local antiques fair.

I am very proud of this necklace, and I don't want to give it away (a lot of the things I have made so far have been gifts for other people), but I haven't worn it much either, because I tend to dress pretty casually.

I learnt from this experience that it's really important to understand who and what you're making jewellery for (even if it's you!). Unless it's tailor-made for a particular special event, it's probably a good idea to ensure that an item is light and robust enough that you could wear it out and about without worrying about it.

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