Sometimes when you start something, you have no idea where it will lead. Just that what you’re doing is something that’s fun for you, that you enjoy and that somehow makes the world a little bit of a better place.
I started making my own jewelry some years ago, just because I wanted to create something I could wear despite my allergy to all kinds of metals. And then it sort of bloomed, turned into portraits of my daughter, this whole fantasy world called Pargasia, some newspaper articles and now yesterday my daughter and I were interviewed on a TV-show called Strömsö!
It was so much fun and I got to sit and make two bracelets out of pieces of lace, buttons, sequins and beads, but I didn’t talk as much about the specifics of the process. More about the philosophy around creating and creating with your children. I think I have lots more to say on the subject, but today I’m just so fatigued so I’ll leave that for another day!
I’ll post more photos of my jewelry and my creative process here on this blog, so stay tuned if you want a closer look! The necklace in the picture above is the one I wore on the TV-show yesterday. For me, sewing beads is so relaxing, and I love to create something out of nothing, or even something out of other people’s throw away knick-knacks! Upcycling and creating – my favorite pastimes combined!
It was a bit of a challenge to create something on demand, so to speak! Usually I get to take everything at my own leisure. I lay out pieces of lace, beads and assorted decorations and then I sort of get a feel for what I want to create.
It will be nerve-wracking watching myself on TV, if I can work up the nerve to do it! But I’ll definitely post more articles here about my jewelry, just in case someone else wants to turn trash into treasures. Wearable upcycling, that is so fulfilling to create!