I did better. I think it was Maya Angelou who said something like that. And it’s true.
When I first started making jewelry, I learned how to work with beads first. I could make earrings using headpins and eye pins. And that was it. I wanted to expand into some other types of earrings, but at the time did not have the technical skills to do so. So, I bought some commercial findings and glued gemstone cabochons into them.
Here are some of them in their store-bought settings. Pretty sad.
Notice that there is only one of the mother of pearl cabochons. That’s because I liberated the other one and it is so much happier in the custom setting I created for it. I loved setting it as the moon and then cutting out tiny stars to surround it.
The other ones are now demanding their freedom. Gotta get back to work.