He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.
― Francis of Assisi
I'm often asked how I make my jewelry. How do you get the stone to stay there? What is that made of? How did you make that ring band a perfect circle?
I love these questions. It gives me an opportunity to talk about why I love what I do, and what makes it special. Like any good craft you are not an expert overnight. Actually you are never an expert, there is always something new to learn or try, but to become good, it takes training and LOTS of practice.
When you look at my jewelry none of this training or practice is evident. Dirty hands, gross chemicals, hammers, files, technique, etc. all of that happens behind the scenes, but it is a very important part of the process. If you know how I make something, then you can appreciate the effort that is required. In an attempt to show part of this process, I recently made a few videos.
This is just a small part of the process, but I really enjoyed making these. I hope you enjoyed watching them because I plan to show you even more in the future.
P.S. Are there any requests? What things are you interested in seeing me do?