|my very first necklace, if you don't count the noodles and spools from thread I had strung as a kid|
My friends insisted that my necklace was like those sold in stores. So, I began to wonder if could make jewelry as gifts or even sell my handmade jewelry for money/profit. I certainly don't get anything from writing, blogging etc. And my work salary is the pits.
I'd have to set up shop in one of the unused bedrooms. We've had an empty nest for years. One of the bedrooms even has a large desk which could be emptied off and made into a "beading workshop."
To check out this new idea, I went into a popular Jerusalem craft supply store. I did see a number of beads that inspired me, but I also realized how quickly one could spend money one doesn't have on these items. What first seems to be an inexpensive craft hobby when you think of how much it cost to make one gorgeous necklace can be full of expensive surprises. I didn't even check the prices of the cutters and wire. The necklace I made also needed glue and other things. Those who bead a lot also have boards to keep the beads in place while planning, designing and beading, since the beads can easily roll away. I have to think very seriously about it.
Like photography, beading is an artistic medium that doesn't require a talent at drawing. When I was young, it seemed that the only criteria for artistic talent was drawing, which I could never do all that well. I was always drawn to art, and there's a lot of talent in my family, but it always seemed that it had passed me by. Then I discovered photography, which is a great medium for my talents. Now it seems like I can also develop a different aspect of it by beading.
Nu? What should I do?