I’ve always tried to make New Year’s resolutions that are easy to attain. Last year’s was, “Pay some bills.” And fast-forward to today? Well, my electricity’s still on! (Winner, WINNER, chicken DINNER!!) …BUT I realized that I made a mistake in making that resolution. It wasn’t FUN. And I think that’s the problem with most resolutions. They’re hard AND they’re no fun. No way to begin a new year. ‘Cause I don’t know about YOU…but really, girls just want to have fun. (Side note- I saw Cyndi Lauper at the Orange Peel recently- AMAZING.)
So this year, my resolution is to have MORE girl-time. … Why? It’s FUN and I think good things happen when my friends get together. So how does this relate to jewelry? Well, my friend Beth had a great idea for some girls to get together on a regular basis to make jewelry together. So, tomorrow, at lunch, my coworker/friends and I are gathering our supplies, knowledge and ideas to make projects like shrink-plastic necklaces that we’ll be referencing from Craft-In, and using some ideas from Doodlestitching: The Motif Collection, to make some jewelry with stitched faces of our pets (I’m not sure I can do this one…) I’ll also bring up a book (Jewelry Design Challenge) with pie-in-the-sky projects that REAL jewelers have made with limited supplies (for inspiration), so I’ll post some pictures the next time I blog with what I created. … For now I’m excited that I got all my supplies together (I got an awesome organizer I decorated with a glittered-Mucha print on the front) and I have an idea of some things I could do with some lace appliques…
Another side note, on facebook, there’s been a little status update (like a chain letter) that goes like this, “Craftin’ it forward 2011: I promise to send something I made myself to the first 5 people who comment on this update. They must in turn promise to repost this as their status.” I added, “FYI: I don’t know how to craft $1,000,000″ just in case. So I’m participating in this and have some projects to make FOR friends, too!
So please, if you have ANY ideas of easy, and fun jewelry-making projects, bring ‘em on! And let me know what kind of resolutions you’ve made for this year, if any. I’d be curious to know!