When I started making jewelry, I did it because I love jewelry and I wanted one of everything. (I still do, if we're being honest here.) And since I'm not independently wealthy I had to figure out how to make things for myself. I made pieces that I loved, in the colors that I love. And then...
I had too much jewelry and friends encouraged me to sell some pieces. Hmmm... I could sell a few pieces to pay for more beads. Good idea. So I set up my online shop and started selling. Sorta. Items weren't flying off my virtual shelves or anything. So I did some research. I improved my photos and spruced up my shop a bit. And I tried making what I thought people wanted to buy. The "experts" said I should have a variety of colors and patterns in my shop to appeal to more buyers. Made sense. So I made pieces that weren't what I loved necessarily.
And guess what - those didn't fly out of my shop, either. By this point I was pretty much sure I was never going to make a success of the selling thing, so I went back to making things that I love. And I discovered the secret (for me, at least): make things that you love and be happy with what comes. I I'm happy sharing my things with people who appreciate them. Life is good.
So when you look around my shop, what you'll see there is me. Me in an elegant mood:
Or me in a playful mood:
Or me experimenting with color:
Or me playing with my favorite color:
But what you'll always see, is me.