I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Now for the next holiday to come and go soon to bring a new year. I hope that it will bring a good year for everyone out there struggling. It sure has been one heck of a crazy ride this past yea rfor myself and many others. I thank God everyday for giving me my creativity so that I could and can survive this very poor economy. I tell people who seem to be stuck in the negativity of it all to realize that you can only go down so far before you have to start going back up again. I feel blessed to have my health, a roof over my head, food on the table and a wonderful group of family and friends.
Jewelry making has brought me such joy and I so wished I could just give away my creations. I absolutely love it when people smile and make such a fuss over the necklace, bracelet or earrings they just purchased. They go on and on about how beautiful it is and how they get compliments when they wear the piece. Many of my friends and family give me a hard time about accepting payment for my jewelry. They say I need to make a living and the money to keep making more so I should just take it and that's that. One day I will be in a much better place financially and I won't forget how supportive and understanding they all were through this tough time.
Thank you to all of you out there who give me a "like" or a nice comment on Facebook when I post another piece of jewelry. It means more to me than you'll ever know. It keeps me focused and moving forward. Sometimes people can be pretty hard to deal with and just the smallest positive reaction gives me faith in humanity.
Here are a pair of earrings I just made yesterday. I hope you like them:)
Thanks so much for all your support and faith in me.