Beadwork and writing — two of my most beloved crafts — are taking a back seat to the more pressing question of self-sufficiency and personal financial independence. I have decided on a career path, finally; but what place do these things I now call, “hobbies,” have in my life?
Thinking through the ramifications and risks of making money off of my jewelry hobby, I finally settle on what makes most sense, to me.
Well hello there! After writing last night, I didn’t expect to have a change of heart! I’m pretty sure the rest of the world doesn’t celebrate this, but today was Thanksgiving in the US. Essentially…we saw a couple of people today whom we haven’t seen in person for two years, and got together over food.Continue reading “Celebrations”
Taking Business classes in some sense lets me know beforehand that my Business idea will likely not provide a livable amount of income.
The day before yesterday (Thursday the 29th), I timed myself at work. It’s taking me a bit over two hours to create one 6″ long beaded micro-macramé bracelet strap…which seems overly long. 6″ is 12.5 repeats of my pattern, which ends up averaging around 10 minutes for one repeat. There has to be something elseContinue reading “Routine Log #2”
Yeah. That’s what it feels like. Switching chairs, and switching modes: between writer and designer. There is a small area we’ve allocated to be my beadwork, “studio.” In essence it is the corner of the room, albeit a corner of the room with excellent lighting. What would make me feel better? A white sheet orContinue reading “Switching chairs”
Things seem to be improving, here. For one thing, I can actually think about taking a job again in the short-term…though I believe my preference would still angle toward Remote work. Commuting is just not attractive for someone in my current position, especially if I can’t use Mass Transit. I’ve also signed up for aContinue reading “Routine Log #1”
…are the ones I design, myself. (To me, at least.) I wasn’t going to go public with another little earring design I’d made until I had finalized it (it’s not totally worked out yet), but right now I can see the potential benefit of going live within a short period of time, even just toContinue reading “It seems the most absorbing projects”
Today has shown me that experimentation may be the only way to figure out if a certain design will work, or not. I’ve been working again on a certain earring design that I refer to as “Bee” earrings, due to the charm I used as a dangle on the originals (which date back to 2015).Continue reading “Experimentation”