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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Jewelry Making

I don't have just one job. My "real" job, as Executive Director and manager of The Artisans' Guild is part time (due to the limitations of a not-for-profit's budget, and my own desire to have the time to do other things). So I do a bunch of "jobs" all of which, taken together, more or less make up one reasonably manageable income. As long as I don't go crazy buying books. Or, ya know, food.

As most people know, these days my second--and often first--job is writing. Currently I am working on two novels and one nonfiction proposal, along with the usual blogging, keeping up with networking, and The Creativity Cauldron.

But from now until the end of the holiday season, my OTHER main job gets priority: jewelry making.

I'm been making gemstone jewelry for over 20 years (man, how did THAT happen?)and selling it professionally, both at the shop and at various craft shows and other stores. And yes, I do special orders, on occasion :-)

For those who have asked, here are some pictures of some of the jewelry I've made:

And you thought I was just sitting around doing nothing...


  1. Oooooh, pretty. Jewelry-making is a "hobby" of mine. Most of the time, someone will show me a new top they bought and ask me to make a necklace/earrings to match.

    You do good work!

  2. Thanks, Stormy. It started out as a hobby with me too, then everyone kept saying, "Where can I get one of those?"

    I love working with the gemstone beads--they have such a great feel to them.

  3. How cool! I've been making jewelry for about 5 years, and dabbling in cosmic foo since I was about 12. I've been looking for ways to bring those 2 passions together, so I've enjoyed reading your post!