I have one opinion only, on what someone who creates their own art for sale to others, should deeply believe...
If you desire to create jewelry( or any Artisan works) for sale to others, you should to look deep into your heart, and listen to the beads "tell you" what ones look best together in a design. You will just "know" when they are placed just right. Do not ever settle for "Ok" , and keep at it until you, yourself are over-whelmed with the statement your design brings to your heart.
I began seriously designing jewelry in my 50s, so it is never to late to begin a new path in life. There really was little on the internet to learn from in those days, so I am self-taught, and I am very happy to have gone that long hard route. It really opens up new adventures in design to have tried over and over (and over) to get a skill or a technique just right,. Don't ever give up- and only present to others, those designs that truly moved your own soul.
Welcome to my shop- and I sincerely hope that something I have created here, will move your soul.
I am truly humbled by anyone who chooses my designs to wear, while presenting themselves to the world.
Thank you~ Joanne More »