Although is isn’t my day job, I’m here to talk about my hobby – jewelry making. It has been a part of my life for about eight years and involves such skills as wire wrapping and wire forming. I think I’m mainly a curator – I find stones and charms and other elements and put them together in unique ways – and hope that others will like them too. I sell in an Etsy shop called Mimosa Mornings.
I started making jewelry as a creative outlet. Even though my day job as a tv producer is considered creative, I still felt the need to do something with my hands – and sparkly jewelry components called to me. I also try to make a little money selling what I make, but it certainly isn’t the reason why I make it. I also enjoy taking part in craft shows and interacting with people – it’s exhausting sometimes but worth it.
I get my inspiration from all kinds of sources. Usually it’s the components themselves that speak to me. I buy stones etc. from Etsy mainly, because I like to support my fellow shop keepers. Once I make a piece, the process of preparing it for selling begins : photographing the piece, editing the photos, listing it on Etsy along with a description and tags, then promoting it and watching to see how many people view it. It’s a fun process and a good way to spend my weekends.
Linda K. Sienkiewicz is the author of In the Context of Love, adult contemporary fiction about the need for one woman to tell her story without shame.
Angelica Schirrick had always suspected there was something deeply disturbing about her family, but the truth was more than she bargained for.
Eric Hoffer Book Award Finalist
Sarton Women’s Book Award Finalist
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Great Midwest Book Festival Honorable Mention
“With tenderness, but without blinking, Linda K. Sienkiewicz turns her eye on the predator-prey savannah of the young and still somehow hopeful.” ~ Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of the #1 NY Times Bestseller, Deep End of the Ocean