Creativity Countdown to Rediscover Your Creativity & Make Jewelry – 4

Rediscover Your Creativity & Make Jewelry eCourse starts on January 4th (you can still sign up here!) and I’m counting down the weeks until we start!

Each week I’ll be sharing a tiny little tip to help with your creativity.

Since we’re counting down this is . . .

Week 4:  Arbitrary Rules.

In order to boost your creativity, set up an arbitrary rule to help you.  There really isn’t a rule that you have to be creative for a certain amount of time or even at all, so that’s why it’s arbitrary.

You might set a rule that you’ll do a creative activity for 15 minutes every day this week or after dinner you’ll make a pair of earrings.

Your challenge:  For 15 minutes each day for the rest of the week do some sort of creative activity.

Step #1

In order to do this, right now think about a project you’d like to work on.  It could be a few small projects that you can complete in 15 minutes or working on a larger project.

Right now I’m making jewelry to wear to my husband’s company Christmas party.  I can’t complete it all in 15 minutes, but when you add up the 15 minutes each day I’ll eventually get it done.

Some ideas for creative projects:

Step #2

Decide when you will do this.  When can you carve out 15 minutes in your day?  Is it right after dinner?  Can you wake up 15 minutes earlier in the morning?  Decide now so that you can get straight to work when it’s your creative time.

For extra accountability, write in the “reply” box below what you did.  (Don’t be shy!)  (And you can even add photo of what you’re working on!)

I’ll see you on Monday with another tip.

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My Favorite Necklace & Why

My Favorite Necklace and Why

My very favorite necklace.

As you may imagine – and as may be the case for you if you make jewelry, too – I have a significant amount of jewelry.  There are pieces that I wear with certain outfits, pieces for special occasions only and pieces that I wear only once in a while.

Every so often I get hooked on a piece of jewelry that I wear all the time, even almost every single day.

For me, that is this necklace.

My Favorite Necklace and Why

I wear this necklace all the time.  The other day I was at my stepdaughter’s graduation party and I had given my stepdaughter an album filled with photos I had taken for prom for her.  I was in one of the photos and I was wearing this necklace.  I was also wearing the necklace at the party.  My mom pointed this out to me and really all I could do was laugh.  What can I say?  I love this necklace.

But why?

So if you’ve been following along with this blog, you may have done my free mini workshop this week.  (Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3) I mentioned that turquoise was one of my favorite colors.  That I wear mostly black and white, but when I do wear colors, the colors I most often wear are in the turquoise/green/blue color scheme.  So that brings us to the first reason I love this necklace.

#1  It’s one of my favorite colors. 

It matches my outfits when I do wear colors.  I also wear it with my black and white outfits, too and it adds a pop of color to them.

#2  It’s my favorite stone.

The necklace using my favorite stone, which is turquoise.  I have a lot of turquoise jewelry.  Turquoise is a protector stone and I love that about it, but I mostly love the color.

#3  It goes with a lot of my outfits.

I mentioned this above, but it goes with a lot of my clothes.

#4  I love the design.

I absolutely love this design.  As you may know, I really like simple, clean jewelry designs.  This piece is a little more complicated, but it’s still simple in design.

I also love that it combine techniques.  My husband even noticed it the first time I wore it.  Well, he said that necklace looks like 2 of your necklaces combined.

And that was really the point with this necklace.  Combining designs in a different way.

#5  I love wearing my own designs and I’m particularly proud of this one.

This necklace feels like me.  I designed it.  People will often comment on my jewelry and I’m especially proud to tell them that I designed and made this piece.

My Favorite Necklace and Why

What’s your favorite piece of jewelry and why?

It can be a piece that you made or not.  What do you love about the jewelry piece?  Why do you love it.  Dig down and use it as inspiration for your next jewelry design.

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Free Workshop on Creativity & Jewelry Making Part 3: Jewelry Project

Free Creativity and Jewelry Making Workshop

Hello and Welcome to a 3 part Creativity & Jewelry Making eWorkshop. The three parts include:

  • Part 1 – Creativity Booster (an activity to give you inspiration and get your creative juices going.
  • Part 2 – Jewelry Making Skills Lessons
  • Part 3 – Jewelry Making Project (this!)

Today we’re on Part 3:  Jewelry Making Project

We’ll use the inspiration from the creative booster in Part 1 together with the jewelry making skills lessons in Part 2 to make a custom, unique bracelet.  (Or make any jewelry you feel inspired to create!)

Watch the video here:

You’ll use the inspiration from the Creativity Booster in Part 1 along with the jewelry making skills you learned in Part 2 together to make your bracelet.

For the PDF eBook, click here:  Home Inspiration eWorkshop Part 3

Rediscover Your Creativity & Make Jewelry

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Rediscover Your Creativity & Make Jewelry is 6 week course, held online with video instruction and PDF eBooks.  Plus you get a full PDF eBook of all the lessons to download and save.

It’s perfect for people who want to learn to make jewelry

or for people who already make jewelry but want to be more creative.

Each week you get:

  • A Creativity Booster (a creative activity designed to boost, uncover or unblock your creativity)
  • Jewelry Making Lessons
  • And Jewelry Making Projects (18 total!)

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Let me know if you have any questions!

Free Workshop on Creativity & Jewelry Making, Part 2

Free Creativity and Jewelry Making Workshop Hello and Welcome to a 3 part Creativity & Jewelry Making eWorkshop. The three parts include:

  • Part 1 – Creativity Booster (an activity to give you inspiration and get your creative juices going.
  • Part 2 – Jewelry Making Skills Lessons
  • Part 3 – Jewelry Making Project

Today we’re on Part 2:  Jewelry Making Skills Lessons

Watch the video here:

Download the PDF eBook hereHome Inspiration eWorkshop Part 2

It includes a tutorial for stringing with wire guards, stringing without wire guards and making your own wire clasp.

Ready for Part 3? Click here.

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Free Workshop on Creativity & Jewelry Making Part 1

Free Creativity and Jewelry Making Workshop

Hello and Welcome to a 3 part Creativity & Jewelry Making eWorkshop.

The three parts include:

  • Part 1 – Creativity Booster (an activity to give you inspiration and get your creative juices going.
  • Part 2 – Jewelry Making Skills Lessons
  • Part 3 – Jewelry Making Project

Today we’re starting with Part 1.

Watch the video:

Download the PDF eBook for the creativity booster here:  Home Inspiration eWorkshop Part 1

Ready for Part 2?  Click here.

Learn about my Rediscover Your Creativity & Make Jewelry eCourse here.

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