Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A Day in the life of a jewelry designer

As anyone who is creative knows, it is a constant joy to wake up each morning feeling full of ideas and haveing that I can do it today attitude.

What's funny and frustrating is gettting your ideas across to others on this planet.

I picke"d up my first bead about a year ago and the rest is history they say.

I taught myself everything there is to know about the jewelry business. How to design, create,and bring my ideas to life.

I mentored with a local jewelry designer in the area to fine tune my skills till I was ready to go on my own. And I create a new piece every day.

I feel so full of life when I am working with my jewelry. The sense of pride to see your piece come to life.

I especially enjoy watching the reactions from people when they say: "Oh, that piece of jewelery is lovely, where did you get it" and I reply " I made it myself" shock and disbelief and then the oh my god I want one please reaction always follows.

I have to say thank god for my family and my friends who have been my biggest supporters.

I sell at least one piece a week locally from someone in the family or friends who need a special something to go with a specific outfit.

Did I mention I love what I do.

The next big find, was a complete accident but opened up a whole new world for me.

I happened to be on the internet trying to create a website to sell my jewelry when I stumbled across ETSY.

I joined immediately and started my own jewelry business.

Not to mention the people are from everywhere around the globe and so friendly.

Please stop by my website at http://www.jacquelinevdesigns.etsy.com/.

Have a great day.



Baroness Bijoutery said...
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Baroness Bijoutery said...

Sorry I started to post a comment and found I had fingers not working on my computer at all. I am at my day job and have already had students in. I wanted to tell you I really enjoyed your blog and learning about your journey. I to love beads, with a passion, and my shop reflects this. I know what it is like have a special idea and bringing it to a finished piece. I want to welcome you to the land of Blog and the world of Etsy. I have checked out your shop and found it very beautiful. I will be following your blog with great interest. Good luck and may the Etsy Gods smile on you.

Jacqueline V Designs said...

Thank you so much for your comments and I also look forward to connecting to other jewelers to share our passion.