Multifaceted

Many of you know how talented I am. Mostly because I keep telling you so. I figure repetition will make the heart grow fonder yes?

Yes. Say it with me now. Yesssss….

Excellent.

Now you’re probably already rolling your eyes, but bear with me a bit. As most of you know who’ve read this blog occasionally know, I write. I may not do it as often as I’d like, or as well, but I’m learning. You might have also stumbled across my bartending hints with some of the lovely drinks I mix up now and again. And some of you have further had experience with my ability to conquer all things HTML and WordPress.

BUT

Did you also know I make jewelry? Yup, that’s what makes me multi-faceted.

When I was a kid, I was the one mom sent to every craft class. I made every girl scout project from petrified cattails to sand candles. I learned to tole paint and macrame. I worked in a craft store once and macramed a dozen door banners that spelled out NOEL. Yikes.

Then one day, I decided to make jewelry. Why? Because my friend made me a bracelet. And I said as soon as I put it on – “I can do that.” She gave me a startled look and I said “Oh, I meant thank you.”

I’m multi-faceted, but I’m lacking in social graces.

My first necklace exploded in a million pieces. As did my second, third and fourth. Five held together however. And I was hooked. I have since made over 500 pieces of jewelry, held three or four craft shows and gave tons away for gifts. I sell online (okay, not much because I don’t get a chance to promote it the way I should) and in a few stores locally. People buy my jewelry off my body while I’m at work. I get custom orders while standing in line at Wal-Mart.

Am I bragging? A little. =) But mostly, I’m sharing my relaxation with you. For me creating of any sort, whether it’s writing or jewelry or even, for the love of God, macrame relaxes me. It lets the brain go, the imagination flow. Sometimes I even surprise myself with what comes out in both my writing and in my jewelry.

So occasionally, if you’ll bear with me, you’ll see bits about me, my cats, my writing, my happy bar drinks and my jewelry.

Now let’s hope I don’t take up raising alpacas.

=)

below were my experiments with glitter (which the cats are still wearing) and resin (which I’m still wearing) as well as my octopus necklace. Every girl needs an octopus necklace right? right.

carrie

3 Responses to “Multifaceted”

  • Maureen (2nd Chance on the blog) is so going to want that octopus necklace. Though she’ll call it a Kraken, hope you don’t mind. I’m loving picture three. Is that a bracelet? I think I need that. (Says the woman who wears almost no jewelry.)

    I envy you crafty people. I never found the gift. I made a bracelet once while on a trip to Ocrocoke Island. Very proud of it and was even thinking of wearing it this morning. I multi-task but it usually involves doing laundry while vacuuming and charging my cell phone. Not nearly as fun or brilliant.

    I have undertaken writing TWO WIPs at the same time as of this week. Never thought I’d do that. We’ll see how it goes.

  • Terri is right, it’s a kraken…and it’s got a pearl! How wonderful!

    Keep that monkey mind working and it’s amazing what can come forth! And my, your cats must be styling!

  • I’ll rename the octopus Kraken instead! Poor guy…lol…picture #3 is indeed a bracelet..very sparkly fun stuff. Amazingly yes, the same sparkling stuff that is decorating my very styling cats! =)

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