Thursday, February 7, 2008
This piece is one of my favorite pieces that I have made. I show it a lot, but I have been very reluctant to sell it. (I am wearing it a this very moment--I will sell it too if you are interested!! www.sarawestermark.etsy.com) The time that goes into setting the garnets is still enormous. Well, perhaps I should challenge myself to set stones in several pieces and that might make the process go faster. I drag my feet because these pieces have not sold as quickly as I would like them too, so I'm sort of afraid to put more time into them. This is part of the risk of being an artist. I should just get over myself and do it. When have I ever shied from risk? I do have good instincts--so yes, I'll do it. Today begins my challenge of quicker bezel set stones. They will sell with the right buyer--You are out there!!! Ready or not here I come!!! I started out with a jewelry making dream nearly 4 years ago and I have been surprised with the enormous positive response. One of my closest friends is also my biggest patron (see first blog). Its hard to have much self-doubt when I see her and she thinks that everything I do is brilliant. Truly I wish everyone had support and angels in their life as I do. I am truly blessed with a creative life and my dear family and friends. You know who you are. Without you, my life would not be possible.