When I’m in pain I go to my jewelry table and play with beads and/or clay. Sometimes nothing comes of it. Sometimes I’m just too distracted to get distracted! I’ve told many that I meditate when I create jewelry, but I’ve never explained what I mean by that. I have to somehow get good with my pain. I don’t look at pain as something that is punishing me or “Why me after everything else?” I used to. But I realized that pain is a good thing to have around. Without it, I wouldn’t be aware that something was out of kilter in the first place. Pain also keeps me away from danger. It won’t let me keep my hand on that hot pan too long!
I now have my third festival (or would you call it the fourth, since this was a two-day festival?) under my belt. I definitely had my bases covered with this one. I planed and then planed again. I even did mock-up sales with my son and boyfriend prior to the festival to make sure I wasn’t forgetting anything. I purchased new labels for my boxes, prices tags with my logo, and flowers for the tables. I printed signs for the tables and had a very pretty amethyst holder for my business cards. Our booth was so pretty!
I’d like to introduce Song Sense Jewelry’s newest team member and photography model, Caitlin Sharshel!
I have chronic pain. It’s morning. I’m awake – again. I’ve slept a few hours in a semi-upright position because my body doesn’t lay flat. Nor will it bend to a full 90 degrees. I can’t get up yet, but I have to go to the bathroom. I take an oxycontin to help move some of the pain to the back burner. And I wait.
I remember the first piece I made of polymer clay. I saw a pin on Pinterest that inspired me. So I set to work. I put in a little sterling silver tree charm and an orange and green glass bead and began creating vines, swirls, and leaves around them. But I didn’t know when to stop!
I have a warrior spirit. I have to use it quite often making jewelry. In fact, I’m working on a custom bracelet now that I started months ago. I made one, but I neglected to ask the customer if she’d mind pearls in it. She did. She was my first Custom Jewelry customer. I’m learning.
My son gave me a new Journal today entitled “Be Inspired.” It has quotes on each page. Its a diverse collection of quotes by people such as Milton Berle, Vincent van Gogh, Lao Tzo, and Julie Andrews. I’m looking forward to…
Why a Blog? Since I’m still not sure how this Blog thing works, I can’t answer that question fully. But I’m hoping to use these posts to communicate my passion and love for the art of jewelry making. Secondarily, or perhaps it’s primarily, jewelry-making has become my source of spiritual connection and pain management.