Saturday, August 30, 2008

Did I Mention I'm the Jewelry Queen?

Self-proclaimed, of course. Jewelrygirl, to be precise, Queen sounds so stuffy. Boy, from my posts, you'd think gardening was my passion. I totally dig it (ha!), but I've been obsessed with jewelry, jewelry design, jewelry making and jewelry history for many, many moons (you can count them in decades). You probably wouldn't know it by looking at me. I don't wear too much, just wedding ring, antique engagement ring and simple hoop earrings most of the time. Kind of got out of the habit once I had the Little Nugget.

But I have a hankerin'. I get them every once-in-a-while. They feel...decadent. I feel the desire to make some jewelry. I get these ideas of things to make, they just pop into my head, I get the feeling, I buy supplies/tools/organizers/whatever, goes away. Oh I jot the idea down in my sketchbook, but I never seem to get around to the MAKING part of jewelrymaking! Seems I get caught up in the supplies, tools and organizers and forget about the best part. Could it be possible that I love jewelry supplies more than the actual making part? I will admit to having a short attention span, so it could be. Maybe it's enough for me that I had the idea, it's done. Nope. I really would like to make something.

I bought a new organizer today (don't laugh Hubby Nugget! It's the best organizer, better than all the rest!!!!!), and the latest copy of Art Jewelry magazine, and I am motivated to make jewelry again. I have some ideas rolling around in my head. And I pledge to you, dear reader(s), I will make some jewelry this weekend, with God as my witness, I will make some jewelry this weekend!!!!

If I don't, you are free to mock me mercilessly.

All for now,


Hazel Wheaton said...

I'm so pleased that our magazine provided some inspiration! That's exactly the ambition here when we sit down to plan out each issue.

Good luck with your jewelry-making. And just so you know, being obsessed with jewelry doesn't necessarily equate to wearing jewelry — most days I leave the house without any jewelry at all, and don't think I don't hear about it when I get to work!

Nugget said...

Wow, thanks so much for commenting! How can I not be motivated when the editor of Art Jewelry comments on my blog!!! I won't geek out too much, but that is by FAR my favorite magazine, and I do draw much inspiration from the articles, pics, ads--oh, all of it!

Thanks for your encouragement!