I flounder and flip flop and just can't seem to decide, so I am starting here. I've been making stuff for a long time. Some of it is really lame (but that doesn't mean it wasn't fun to work on or didn't serve a purpose other than to take up some of my time), some has been alright with a generally soft to moderate appeal, but then there are those moments when all the stars align and I get it right ... the skies open and the angels sing kind of right. I love those moments. LOVE them.
Lately, I have been playing with wire ... and rocks - beach pebbles, tumbled, semi precious. I'm really liking it and have been getting really great feedback on the pieces, so that little voice has been whispering - "open and Etsy store ... you know you wanna". The voice is right. Sort of. I do want to ... and then I think of ALL the reasons that I shouldn't and can't ... and it makes my brain hurt.
Here are some of my latest pieces:
Silver craft wire pod w/amethyst, hematite, rose quartz & quartz
A cool resin "cabochon" wrapped in silver craft wire
another silver craft wire pod - this one has a little TLC - turquoise, lapiz and crystal
A friend had the tourmaline piece, I just wrapped it for her so she could wear it
this amulet is from copper wire w/drawn beads - it's stones are protective in their properties
I don't know if it's the angle of the shot or if this pod actually has a bulbous part, but it's silver craft wire w/drawn beads (the little bulbs at the end of the wires). This one has abalone, amethyst, garnet, lapiz, quartz and rose quartz
OK, now that I've shared my latest efforts, don't forget that I like to play with yarn, seed beads, and a bunch of other random bits-n-pieces ... so, here are my questions:
What are your personal thoughts on Etsy in general?
Do you think a shop needs to maintain a single medium?
Or is it ok for a seller to offer a variety of items?
Honest answers most appreciated ... please & thank you.