Sunday, August 31, 2008
It's not that I needed another hobby, but sometime over that last six months I picked up making jewelry. It was mostly the challenge that I could make something for myself that I wasn't readily finding in the stores. So that's been a fun challenge.
A few years ago I bought a bunch of polymer clay to make our Jesse Tree ornaments, which has been one of our Advent Traditions most years for the past seven or eight years. I found a lot of pleasure in the sculpting with my hands. So I have played with the clay, learned a little bit here and there, and picked up some tools when the retail bug hit.
Most recently, I found this gorgeous book that combines the two hobbies to one. This afternoon I spent five hours trying different techniques in the book, and think that I have several beads that will make interesting jewelry.