Monday, July 11, 2011

J is for Jewelry

Part of why I enjoy crochet is the fact that it is a very versatile and endless craft. A person starts out learning the basics of the craft and in time, will begin to expand to other areas like interlocking crochet or graphing. Everyone that learns the hobby will soon find out that the possibilities are practically endless.

I think you can tell that by most of your Ravelry members' project queues. *laughs*

It is almost like a person may have an idea of what they want to try, but their journey there takes them passed a bunch of store-front windows displaying all sorts of other types and styles of crochet (or knitting, if you prefer). Going to point A to B takes you passed a lot of other points you want to visit... so you take note with intent to stop by again. If you are like me, you do more than take note - you begin and put it along side other projects that need to be finished *laughs*

So where am I going with this blog?

crochet bracelet by cris
Well - when thinking of what I could blog about for my ABC post, I thought about the jewelry I had been making up until the move. I plan on starting again but I have to get things in order.

For me, crocheting jewelry is one of those unexpected stops between point A and point B. The problem is, I don't think point B has been defined so I am sure there will be a lot more stops beyond jewelry while I travel on this road of yarn.

While I do not have much issue with crocheting the jewelry, I still struggle with some of the jewelry making techniques such as attaching the closure. That little difficulty hinders progression with jewelry making skills - its kinda important *laughs* But I know that I will get there. I know that it will not be long before I have figured out how to consistently do a good job of the closures to produce quality jewelry (that I can give away as gifts *chuckles*)

So I ask you, the reader, what unexpected stops have you had in your craft/art journey? Did you put it on a list and hope to return to it soon or are you like me and just take it up immediately, learning as you go?


lissa said...

 no such steps for me as I just pick things to learn and then go from there. failure is part of learning so I don't except to do well for the first few twenty or thirty times.  but it's good to experience new things.

Cris said...

In the words of Thomas Edison, "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."

topperarnold said...

Gorgeous! Love the beads. Such a pretty blue.

florencefrazier2002 said...

Very pretty!  I make jewelry myself.

Julie Tite said...

I love this quote and will use it.  I'd not seen it before.  Your crochet bracelet is very pretty.  I never stop learning.  Everything I make turns out slightly weird, but I enjoy the journey and the weirdness and next time it will be slightly less weird because I will have learned something.

Debbie said...

Weaving keeps popping up on my to do list when I see some of the inspirational work of others. Then thoughts of negotiating the concept of a loom in the house with the DH make me think it might have to wait.....

Love the jewellery!

Christine said...

I drift off with weaving, the dream of spinning, not to mention drawing, painting, jewellery making, cooking, quilting

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