The holiday season is upon us whether we are ready or not. The glow of carved pumpkins has barely been extinguished only to be replaced by the twinkling lights and carols bright of the Christmas season. It seems that Thanksgiving is no longer the transition between the two.
For the past few years I have dabbled in the art of jewelry making. I decided this year that I would take on the challenge of making a hobby into a small business.
So I am torching, hammering, stamping, bending and forging my way to a collection of necklaces, earrings and bracelets to sell at a holiday artisan show.
I am a bit surprised at how much I love working with the tools that are used to make jewelry. Now when we go to the hardware store it is my husband who has to come looking for me amongst the hammers and the center punches.