Letting go

I have a tendency to hang on to the stuff I make.  I have bins and boxes of jewelry I treasure, but I've never worn.  Putting a price tag on something you toiled over, and saying goodbye to it is no fun at all.  What if I can't make something like it ever again?  I'm sure some of you can relate.

My hubby says if that's how I feel about the whole thing, I shouldn't be in business at all. I should just call crafting a hobby.  I received the same lecture from my mom. 

So for the past few weeks, while I've been busy sorting through my collection of crafty bits at home, I was slowly talking myself into letting go of the pretty little things I made the past few months.  They've got a point. My collection's just stored in boxes, and won't see the light of day.  Might as well find someone who will enjoy wearing them as much as I enjoy keeping them.

I chose a few special pieces from my collection and decided to finally list them.  They're all lovingly made by hand, lovingly held on to, but never worn.  Here's one of them - a perfume bottle pendant I covered in polymer clay in gold and old rose.  I added sweet details like "stitched" scrolls, textured and skinner blended petals, and stamped tiny butterflies and leaves at the back.  I then antiqued the whole thing to give it a vintage vibe.

Fill this bottle with your favorite perfume, and wear it close to your heart.  Or concoct a love potion and bring it with you wherever you go. Teehee.  The pendant hangs from an oxidized brass chain.  Romantic and one of a kind.

More stuff posted in my etsy shop.


Marlene Brady said…
Boy, can I ever relate! I do the same exact thing. Another problem I have is I don't know how to price. I don't want to give it away, and I don't want it to be considered a cheap piece, but if I go too high, no one will buy.

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