I have made my own earrings for many years, and have given some away. Never really wanted to go that direction as far as making to possibly sell. But some bee got in my bonnet, and I can't let the idea alone. I am learning to do this art-jewelry making, by looking at books for the technical stuff, and being inspired by art I love as well. Somehow though, it has to be mine-mixed with my own art- perhaps that's some kind of painting, fiber art or a collection of odd junk...I don't really know yet.
I had to learn by myself how to wire wrap a button. Could not find directions anywhere. But that is the best kind of learning I think.
My tables are overflowing with collections now, hoping they will inspire me.
I want to make my own beads too, and put little paintings with the beads.
It's fun to try to use old things-I like the challenge of making beautiful junk look like it belongs in a necklace.
It's always fun to take apart old jewelry and give it new life.
I hope your days are filled with things that inspire you to create too!