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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Hearts and Musings

With Valentines Day on the horizon, I've been making heart themed ceramic components. Today's earrings are my first completed heart pieces.
I did a lot of thinking, over the winter holidays, about what direction I wanted to go with my ceramics. Last year I focused mainly on selling my ceramic components. It was a more profitable endeavor than selling jewelry, but I missed designing jewelry - my first love. Also, you have to make a lot of jewelry components if that is going to be your main focus. I didn't enjoy the production pressure that caused me. So I've decided that this year I am going to focus on designing finished jewelry, using my own handmade ceramic jewelry components. I will still occasionally sell beads or design jewelry with art beads from other artists, but mostly I want to tie together my ceramics and my love of jewelry design.
These sweet earrings combine my ceramic heart charms, with Swarovski crystals, commercially made ceramic floral bead caps and sterling silver.  They are one of a kind, which makes them a perfect gift for that one of a kind person in your life - mom, sister, friend or yourself! These will be in my shop later this afternoon. As always, thanks for visiting Earrings Everyday and for listening to my musings on how I'd like to move forward in 2020.


Linda Landig Jewelry

5 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good plan Linda x

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  2. Such sweet and lovely earrings Linda. I agree with Lindsay, sounds like a good plan.

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  3. I think it will be more satisfying for me.

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  4. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the commercial side of being an artist. I really didn't want to be a starving artist yet I didn't enjoy production on a schedule for shows. Last year I resolved to just make art of my choosing and skipped the show circuit. I've enjoyed that much more and thankfully I'm not reliant on the income! :-)

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    1. I'm happy to hear this Monica. I am fortunate also not to be dependent on my art for an income. So let's focus on what brings us joy!

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