2012 was a great year. I took a lot of chances and tried using several new materials. I really tested my skills. I found out I have a lot of lofty gorgeous ideas and one day I will be able to create a few of them:)
Jewelry is still a learning art form for me, but I do have many pieces I am very proud of from this past year.
I learned that using blister pearls required stretching the imagination.
I learned that sometimes the simpler a piece, the better. Especially if it brings happy and warm memories.
I learned that I am really bad at making simple knots. Really bad. Glad I was never a girl scout.
I learned that unusual beads can be beautiful.
I learned that sometimes when it takes forever to finish a piece, it can turn out as well as you hoped.
I learned that you have to get color ideas from others or else you make the same color combos over and over.
I learned that sometimes you have to give up what you love to find other things you can grow to love more.
I learned that when I put my jewelry out there, I will be judged. I can absorb the good. I can learn from the bad. I can learn to ignore the mean, but that will be a lesson for 2013.
I wish all of you the very best New Year, well wishes, positive feedback, positive change, and welcome you to open your mind to trying new things.
Happy New Year!