Monday, 25 April 2011

The birth of the fimo-bug...

Handmade fimo bracelet
I'd entertained the notion of working with fimo for a while and had already created a couple of necklaces using it. However, it was only yesterday that I really started to look into it in more depth. I created a selection of patterned beads which I ended up being quite proud of. I created a bracelet soon after and listed in on Etsy. Less than an hour later and it had sold! I couldn't believe how quickly it went. Needless to say I feel extremely proud and happy with myself.

I spent more time last night and today creating more fimo beads. I don't want handmade beads to take over my business but I do think they definitely have a place in my shop. Creating any of my items gives me a great sense of pride but when I make my own beads as well I get something extra in knowing that I had a hand in creating all the elements.

Recently, I have been working with a lot of Antique style pieces and they are quite delicate and feminine. This inspired me to create a number of chunky tribal bracelets with big skull beads. I adore stuff like that as it's so bold and great for everyday wear. Most tribal jewellery is also unisex so it generally doesn't look too girly.

Over the last month i'd had to limit the time spent making jewellery as i've been working and studying a lot. I missed it so much though and it's nice to have a bit more time for it. After a few weeks I should have even more time and I cannot wait! Here's to finding your passion! I've had a few fleeting ventures in the past and none lasted as I either got bored or they just didn't work out. I've been making jewellery for a while now and I'm still as passionate about it, if not even more so! I fully intend to be doing this for the rest of my life.
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1 comment:

  1. We have just discovered your necklace made of STAEDTLER FIMO and we'd love to meet you on our facebook fanpage !
    It would be great if you became a fan, too, and showed your artworks (even if it's already sold :) on our page. I bet your jewellery is really a source of inspiration for all other FIMO crafters.

    Hope to meet you soon and best regards from STAEDTLER headquarters in Germany, Yvonne