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.
Changing the world one bead at a time...
I'm an obsessive crafter, a sweet-tooth, a bookworm, a movie buff, a freelance writer, and occasionally, a stylist. And oh, I'm a scatter-brain too, so this blog is a hodgepodge of posts about everything I find interesting.