I was chillin’ over at GRB today, having a nice chit-chat with my friend and shop proprietrix, Eva. We were discussing how new jewelry makers (or any newbie crafter, for that matter) have a tendency to be project-driven. That is, they want to see a craft and duplicate it exactly, with little chance for error.
It’s my theory that we all pretty much start out this way- we want things to be pretty safe. Then, with skill/medium/technique mastered, it’s time to move on… either adding a new technique to the same material (like adding a new stitch to your knitting repertoire) or trying a new material with your mastered technique (like like knitting with wire instead of yarn.)
In any event, I really believe that we crafters keep moving, adding techniques and materials to our creative toolbox, slowly moving up the crafter’s arc… up into the art-zone….Â which is where you are no longer “project driven” but rather “vision-driven”- where you have an idea in your head, and then, using all of the techniques and materials that you’ve mastered, find a way to make it work.
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