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Jewelry Books

Jewelry Books

I’m often asked if there are any jewelry books I recommend. I thought I’d get off my lazy… well anyway, here’s a couple of books that have been helpful to me.

Why I Make Jewelry

Periodically, I get asked why I make jewelry. That’s not a simple question. The answer is many-faceted. (Get it, ‘faceted’? Well, I thought it was funny.) Let me try to explain.

Stuff vs. Meaning

I wear a lot of jewelry, a lot of the time. I’ve made every piece I wear (except my wedding ring) and each piece has its own meaning to me. I always wear the second ring I ever made. Why? Because I made it for me, because I wanted a silver and turquoise ring and after making the first one, I discovered I could make one that I would wear. It symbolizes to me that I can do this, I can make something that measures up.

Windows

Windows come in all kinds of shapes, sizes, materials, colors and functions. Some windows open from the top, some the bottom. Some open sided to side and some don’t open at all. Windows can be made from vinyl, wood, steel, aluminum and even brass.

Success?

I read a tongue-in-cheek article about someone who wanted to quit her “day job” and make her living with her jewelry designs. So far so good. I think that covers a lot of people. But then she had a list of things she wouldn’t be willing to do.