Sometimes I have days that are just blah and I’m not inspired at all. I love having a little “treasure chest” of items to inspire me on those days.
It’s pretty simple to put together:
Find a container; and
Put things in it that inspire you.
As time goes by, you’ll find some new things to put in it and perhaps take other things out.
In today’s video I show you how I put together my Inspiration Treasure Chest.
Some ideas for containers:
I used a cute planter.
Altoid box (click here for a tutorial on how to decorate it)
Mason jar lantern (obviously without the candle. Click here for a tutorial to make it.)
I also think of my sketchbook as a treasure trove of inspiration.
Ideas of what to put in your Inspiration Treasure Chest:
Cards with inspirational quotes. (Learn how to make quote cards here.)
Photos of inspiring places. You could use your own photographs of places you’ve visited and love or print inspiring photos of places you’d love to visit.
Cards/letters you’ve received.
Any ephemera that inspires you.
Aromatherapy (essential oils, herbs or candles.)
Any little items that delight you.
A list of things to do to feel inspired again.
Anything else that you find inspiring.
So what are you going to put in your Inspiration Treasure Chest?
Have you been making jewelry, but following others’ tutorials and have a yearning to come up with your own unique designs?
Have you seen other people’s designs, but they’re just not quite right for you and your own style?
Wondering how you even figure out your own personal jewelry style?
And how do you come up with ideas without having all day to dream about jewelry designs?
Give me a few minutes a day and I will take you from wondering how jewelry designers come up with their ideas to designing your own jewelry in your own unique style!
In my Jewelry Design Workshop you’ll learn my process for never running out of ideas for jewelry designs. Through the process, you’ll develop your own personal jewelry style and even learn how to put together a cohesive collection.
We’ll start by learning about the basic principles of jewelry design. Then you’ll learn how to create an Idea Collage, a technique you can do over and over again to get lots of inspiration. Plus you’ll get some bonus prompts for even more inspiration. I’ll share my process for pulling ideas from your Idea Collage.
Then we’ll move onto actually sketching our design ideas and choosing designs for a collection. Finally, I’ll share tips for finalizing your jewelry designs and troubleshooting when a design does not seem to be quite working.
I created it to help you find your creativity (or amp it up!)
Each week is designed to take you on a journey starting with a creativity boosting activity (creativity booster.) Then I teach you jewelry skills techniques. We finish with actual step-by-step jewelry projects. It’s set up that way so that as you go through you get what you need – creative inspire, technical skills – and at any point you can create jewelry. You may come up with your own designs. You may make the projects in the class exactly as is. You may put your own spin on any of the projects.
You get access to this course forever in the future. So if you don’t have time right now, you can come back to it later.
It’s only available once or twice a year. So even if you don’t have time right now, if you want to take the course this year I highly recommend getting it and then working on it when you do have time. (Remember: you have access to it forever.)
The lessons come out each Monday, but you do not have to do them at any specific time.
Once you have purchased this course, you always have access to every time I run it without paying anything additional! (Even when I add and update the content!)
The course is all about finding or rediscovering your creativity. And it’s also about jewelry making. Each week there is a creativity activity to boost your creativity (creativity boosters), lesson on how to do certain technical skills in jewelry making (jewelry skills lessons) and then full projects for making jewelry (jewelry projects.)
I set up the course so that you have the tools so that at any point you may start to get ideas of your own for jewelry designs.
This is a 6 week eCourse and there are 21 jewelry projects included.
For my workshops I typically let you know what you need for it beforehand. This eCourse is a little different, but there are certain things you’re going to need.
I highly recommend that you use what you have on hand and be creative about making adjustments to the projects we’ll do. (And I recommend that for any jewelry project that I teach!)
And because I don’t want you to have to break the bank to take this class, I’m also giving you some tips for getting supplies less expensively.
The video is almost 14 minutes long. The same information is in the PDF below if you prefer to read!
I’m so excited to share that Rediscover Your Creativity & Make Jewelry is now open for registration!
The course starts on March 5th with an introduction and you’ll get a new lesson each week with weekly creativity hints throughout as well.
Each week includes: a creativity booster (a prompt/activity that is designed to boost your creativity), jewelry skills lessons (technical lessons to help you with your jewelry skills), and jewelry projects (at least 2 per week, but usually more each week.)
The class is filled with video lessons and PDFs and is a favorite of my students.
After the course is over, you have access to the course forever so you can return to it again and again.
This year I’ve changed the format and it will be held on Teachable, which is great because it’s so easy to track your progress and easier to access than in years’ past.
(Prior students: I will be contacting you about the new access to the course soon. You do not need to sign up again if you purchased this course previously.)