Being between jobs has some perks, most specifically more available time to create jewelry (and learn how to sell it online), explore other crafts, and reflect. I have learned that I like to stay busy -- apparently this was patently obvious to everyone who knows me... Going into this (hopefully brief) period of unemployment, I realized I could make choices and plans to better set myself up for a healthier life. One of these choices: opening an online shop to sell some of the jewelry I make (I'll include a little bit about the internal challenges I've come across related to this semi-ambitious goal in future posts).
I am thrilled to announce my new Etsy shop: JoyfulJems! I've included one example of my jewelry work below, and you can see more of my work at www.etsy.com/shop/joyfuljems. You can also just follow the blog, as I'll post updates when I have new designs to share!
In order to open the Etsy shop, I had to experiment quite a bit (and do a little research at the library and online) with my little point-and-shoot digital camera to get pictures good enough for the site. Although my siblings are very talented photographers, I am only just beginning to explore this art! I'll leave you with this example of my hard work... :-)
|Yellow jade, peridot, and sterling silver earrings -- one of my favorite pictures from my first photoshoot!|