Once upon a time I made jewelry.
I used a mix of new stuff and vintage hardware, when I could find it.
I also liked to re-work pieces of vintage jewelry into new pieces like the daisies in this necklace that were originally part of a bracelet.
It was a great hobby for winter because it didn’t take up a lot of space to work on jewelry in the house (unlike painting furniture).
I sold a lot of my jewelry at the Round Barn up in Andover, before Lori closed up shop.
But I also made gifts for people, like this bracelet that I made for my niece.
A big part of the reason I gave up this hobby is because I just didn’t like futzing with the tiny little parts. I need stronger and stronger ‘cheaters’ to see them, and I get easily frustrated while trying to hold little tiny bits and pieces with my not so dainty fingers.
I think my hands are much happier holding paint and a brush. For now I just plan to stick with furniture painting and leave the jewelry making for those with better eyesight and more patience.