I was sorting out my craft room (again!) and came across two boxes full of jewellery that I used to make. I discovered jewellery making when I was at Uni in 2003/4 and it started an all consuming passion.
I adore rocks and pebbles so finding beautiful stone beads and pearls to make jewellery with - I was in seventh heaven! I would sit and make necklaces after classes, 4, 5, 6 necklaces a night, one after the other.
Very soon I’d amassed quite few and so randomly decided to start trying to sell them at fairs and did perfectly well until the financial crash in 2008. Selling at fairs dried up and I decided I needed a career change and off I went to study to become a conservator.
Long story short, I’m left with all these necklaces which I have no idea what to do with. It seems a real pity to take them apart (not to mention a waste of materials) but I can’t really envision myself setting up a shop and attempting to sell them - I barely have enough time to do all I need to with my marbling let alone trying to spend time photographing and trying to sell stuff that is no longer my focus.
What do you think? Just try and sell them as a job lot on Eb** for someone to use the beads and components as they want?
Thanks for reading - if you’ve got this far, well done! !