I have made a commitment to myself to get back into metalsmithing which I have mentioned before. I have been making new work with new exciting designs and materials for shows and Etsy. I'm still trying to use vintage and new materials that inspire me and that are interesting and unique. As you can see in my current work I am having fun!
I just read in a book that a good rule of thumb for a crafter to ask themselves, when making a new design is "would I buy this for myself"? Or in my case would I wear this myself? I have been trying to keep this in mind and also running some of this stuff by my stylish friends and family.
I would like the style of my jewelry to be recognized but also keep it fresh and fun to create.
Do you have any techniques or suggestions on keeping the focus and excitement?