I have mentioned many times about how much I love to make jewelry. For years it was my way to unwind and relax. It is a passion of mine that I have not been able to do since Wee Nut was born 2 1/2 years ago.
I have been working on moving my studio out of my old office space into my new space in the new part of the house for the past month or so. I am getting really close to being able to get back to work. I have been going through my beads for the first time in years and organizing them and my creating the perfect work space.
I have a lot of jewelry that I made around the time that Wee Nut was born that has been in storage. The only metal that I use is sterling silver, and many times I use lots of it. The thing about silver is that when it sits around it tarnishes quickly, so I have lots of jewelry that is tarnished. Some of it is not, but most of it is. I sat down a few times and started polishing it but there is too much for me to tackle at this time.
When I talk about having a lot of jewelry, I mean hundreds and hundreds of pieces. When Wee Nut was born, I was the most successful I had ever been and was getting ready to do bigger shows and more of them. I had planned on taking a bit of time off and getting back into it after Owee recovered from his second surgery and after the Holidays. I wasn’t planning on everything that is involved in caring for a child with a CHD and I wasn’t planning on getting pregnant again a few weeks after his second surgery. We were still in the very early stages of our addition as well. The way things worked out, it just made sense to focus on helping my husband with the house when he needed me and being close to the kids while we transitioned into life as a Heart Family.
I am so excited to start making jewelry again and start selling online again. I have decided not to sell at venues and work completely out of my home. There was a time when it felt great to get out and do shows while hanging out with other crafters, but now things are different and I am very settled into my routine and staying home more. Maybe when the kids get older I will think about getting out and doing a few shows a year, but for now I am happy where I am in my life.
I have started listing my tarnished jewelry. I am taking quick photos of them and listing them for sale at 50% off. Tonight I am starting with earrings and hope to get all of my earrings listed within the next 3-4 days and then start listing all of my necklaces. I don’t list in my old store any more and opened a new store called The Nut House Creations.
I hope you like it!