I don't know if you remember, but right before Christmas, I shared with you the packaging of the gifts I had made for all of my closest friends. I had to wait for some time to pass before showing you, since some people got their gifts after the holidays. Now everyone has their gift in hand, so today I get to share with you the great things that lay behind the beautiful brown paper packaging!
It's funny, I have never enjoyed designing any kind of jewelry. But the moment I got home, one of my fav. customers came by, and asked me to make a necklace for her, because she wanted to use the aliamichele fabric broaches she had collected over the years. I was very worried that it wouldn't work out, as once I do any kind of jewelry, I find myself very frustrated. It even took me about 4 days to figure out the closure for this first necklace, especially with all the rope that I used. But, in the end, my customer loved it, and before I knew it, I had quite a few orders for the same thing I said I was not in any way ready to do.
If you are one of my best buds, you usually get a nice handmade gift for Christmas (one of the great perks of knowing a designer). Usually it's something that I'm thinking of putting in my store, and they get first dibs of the product or the idea that takes over my mind. Lucky them! I usually have my gifts ready way before Christmas, but due to my recent move, I fell way behind....I even felt that pre-christmas anxiety rush due to being so late in the game. Ugh! But, once I made about 4 necklaces for customers, I decided to do just that for my girls. The great thing is, I have the mind that remembers everyone's favorite color, and I have a good sense of what everyone's style is (a great gift I got with this talent). So it was pretty easy designing a different necklace for each person. And whether they received it on Christmas day, or a few days after, I am very happy my Christmas love for giving, was well received! Enjoy!