I recently left my nice secure job as an instructional designer to work on my PhD in Chemistry. Yup, I'm pretty much insane... but I hope it turns out that I'm insane in a good way. Whenever I have time, I like to create pretty pretty things with beads, crystals, and found objects. My jewelry making lets me keep at least a little bit of sanity in the crazy academic world. I hope to open an etsy shop soon, and maybe a real store at some point. However, time is at a minimum right now as I try to pass my classes, teach labs, grade homework, and conduct research.
Okay, so it's a lot more fun to share my successes with everyone than my failures. However, I promised to blog about my trials and tribulations as I try to launch a jewelry business. I'm still in the learning stages, and I've had some success with simple wire work, so I decided to try something more complex. I've been very into butterflies recently, so I wanted to create an abstract butterfly shape with wire, and wrap it in colored wire to make it a bit more fun. Well, it turns out that I got the abstract part right! It's a bit of a mess... and it took quite a while to make. I think I need to work up to the more complex wire working skills. Maybe I'll stick to simple wire work for a little longer. I seem to be at least moderately more succesful at that. Well, I hope you enjoy this little "goof" of mine. I'm back to the drawing board for the rest of the weekend! Happy weekend boys and girls!