Passion for Crafting

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“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” –

– Anthony J. D’Angelo

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”

 – Oprah Winfrey

“Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.”

-Georg WIlhelm Friedrich Hegel

“It is obvious that we can no more explain a passion to a person who has never experienced it than we can explain light to the blind.” 

-T.S. Eliot

Ex.  “Why do you knit?”  “Isn’t it just cheaper to buy a sweater?”

It seems there is always someone who wonders about (or questions) my choice of hobbies.  Sometimes a person is simply curious and wants to know what makes me tick.  Other times, the questioning comes across as a little cynical.

I do what I do simply because I enjoy it.  I don’t necessarily look to save money, but I certainly welcome it.  I don’t do it specifically to make money even though I’m open to selling items.  I like to create things because they are unique, made with love, made specifically to my size or to my liking.  I create for self-expression and because I have a passion for learning and creativity.  I craft, sew, knit, etc. because it’s fun!

-Nizzy

Passion for Crafting

Crafty Mojo: Necklace

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I’ve had all these components (beads, chain, etc.) FOREVER.  I had an idea in my head, but couldn’t get it out onto the table.

Come Saturday, I just *knew* how to do it and banged it out. 

I’m sorry I can’t give you a list of all the components (like I said, have had them forever), but I can give you a general idea…

  • Silver-plated chain
  • Silver-plated chain (large circles)
  • Silver-plated jumprings
  • Silver-plated bead caps
  • Silver-plated head pins
  • Glass beads
  • Swarovski crystals
  • Glass bead “chips”
  • Crystal/Metal links
  • LOTS AND LOTS OF PATIENCE!!!  I kept dropping stuff and had to rig a necklace rack, with two hemostats and two boxes of beads, weighed down with pliers that I wasn’t using LOL

This picture doesn’t do it justice (but, I didn’t look *too* bad in it, so I’ll use it LOL) and I have to shorten it a bit, but, I finished something.

And it’s about d@mn time!

Crafty Mojo: Necklace

Strength

Strength Bracelet by Creatively Motivated
Strength Bracelet, a photo by Creatively Motivated on Flickr.

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” -Mahatma Gandhi

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Strength is the capacity to break a Hershey bar into four pieces with your bare hands – and then eat just one of the pieces.” ― Judith Viorst, Love & Guilt & The Meaning Of Life, Etc

-Nizzy

Strength

Imagine

“In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Imagination is the beginning of creation.  You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last you create what you will.” – George Bernard Shaw

“To bring anything into your life, imagine that it’s already there.” – Richard Bach

“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it.  If you can dream it, you can become it.” – William Arthur Ward

Imagine