Yes, the artsy approach to jewelry is there..with much of a
sort most will not do at all unless independently wealthy. For
instance, using hydraulic presses and such to form shapes in
metal...stuff like that is something I cannot envision since I do
make a living in this business, fulltime.
Now now…I do this full time…I am still not independently
wealthy, (single mom), but I do make a living in this business too.
My sole support. Both LJ, and their affiliate, Colored Stone Magazine
have very generously published my work several times. (CSM
March/April of this year. pg 6), as they have many others in Orchid.
No doubt you would… alas…label my work, “artsy”. Almost all one
of a kind.
My boyfriend, (a jeweler since the 70’s), uses a hydraulic press
everyday. He does all hand fabricated production, and if he’s rich,
he hasn’t let on yet. I’ll be having a little chat with him about
There are many different ways to make jewelry, and to make a living
at it. I don’t believe that there is only one, “right” way. Go
ahead…envis ion…Think outside of the box. You might find that
you like it.
Oh…Thanks to everyone who wrote to give me the name of a caster
for my friend. That was really nice of you guys…as usual. My pal
now says that he can’t wait to get a computer to connect to Orchid!
Lisa, (FInished the holiday gift shopping…now to ship the stuff.
AAAAKKK! Wonder what Santa’s gotten the chickens and the goats?)
Topanga, CA USA