work, but doesn’t feel like it
It’s been a happy week-props to my friend Anna for landing a cool new job. She will now work as a jeweler for two sisters that travel the world in search of rare gemstones. That’s a New York job all the way, Knoxville was definitely not offering that. I picture twins dressed like Indiana Jones with helicopters, translators and machetes, bringing back dusty bags of gems with snakes and scorpions sometimes hiding amongst the loot. And I’m really liking this image, so I’m gonna perpetuate this myth whenever anyone asks me how things are going for Anna. She has a really cool website and gorgeous work- annaruthquarles.com
As for me, I’m really enjoying all the feedback from throwing all my work online. And especially, I like it when people take a look at what I’ve made, and then tell me something they want me to make for them. So, I think I’ve begun to view myself as an enabler of sorts. People have awesome ideas, they just don’t have the know-how and the studio. Thus, I get the excitement of bridging the gap between not only my ideas, but other people’s requests. Making someone else’s idea is a cool challenge, because they’re not basing their request on what you can do in metal-that’s out of their range; you get the chance to try something new .
In other news, I smashed out some Mokume Gane and made an adorable tiny pink pendant. I put this pendant as well as around five other pieces of jewelry on Etsy, so take a look and give me photo advice or sales-however you feel inclined.