February 12, 2009
Weaving Skills Anyone?
I haven't gone to sleep since yesterday. =/ I pulled an all-nighter for an exam, which turned out to be super easy. I don't really believe in staying up all night to study b/c a good nights sleep is always #1. But I just stayed up to the point where..I couldn't fall asleep. I spent my sleep time and explored my beloved Swarovski crystals obession.
Aren't these critters cute? Unfortunately the cost of materials alone is already $25-$40. Tigger materials cost $39.99...SERIOUSLY?! That's not including the time you spend creating it. They just sell you this little kit, which comes with a WEAVING SKILLS REQUIRED warning.
I'm a sucker for cute trinkets, and I actually do own one of these little Swarovski Crystal accessories. I have a CHICKEN! lol. I paid $27 dollars for him pre-made of course. Every time I look at him, I wish to myself that I would take the time to learn how to make one.
Unfortunately..this is an expsensive hobby in my standards. I really want to try, but I just don't know if the time spent is worth it. I think to myself, would anyone put out the $$ to make one theirs?
Are anyone of you interested in taken on this craft with me? Let me know.
I'd love to have someone to learn with!
I'm really considering investing in kit to learn to make a heart, I figure once I learn how, I'll be able to be control material costs better. I really feel like I'm paying for the instructions, which I could probably find online,but what about the stringing material, is it a special kind? I have so many questions that I keep asking myself. I feel TIME is the biggest factor that is holding me back considering I'm a senior in college..balancing 17 credits, an internship, a research assistant position, and as of last week a job as a private writing tutor. It leaves little time for my jewelry (& blog stalking you all BACK!! =P) , which I could spend ALL day doin'! ?_?;;
I want so much to create beautiful pieces, and take professional quality photos to share with all of you, as well as to build DSK Jewelry.com. It's just been pushed to back of the list of things to do, sadly. I haven't yet shared with you my elaborate pieces, the pieces that I get comissioned to make for aflluent ladies (who get their nails done at my mom's salon) :D hehe.
There is this one particular bracelet that I am aching to recreate to share with you. The level of my skills have develop greatly over the last 3 years. I've only brought to market my simplest pieces at low price points because I know all of you would rather spend good money on the latest makeup collection.
I'm a stinker, but I adore Swarovski.com..and check this out,
Picture taken from Swarovski.com
Please visit their site and look at all their creations, so are thumbs up others are thumbs way down.
Does it look familar to you? lol 500+ % retail markup + Brand.
Swarovskit sell their products to many retailers in wholesale: Swarovski Elements Crystals. Their main enthusiast jewelry artisans, like myself, but they lower the number of facets, or cut of the crystal. If you notice, their pieces are almost always 100% exclusive. The real thing that bothers me about them is that use base metal chains. Its fun for me to go into a Swarovski store and have a conversation with the SA. My bf thinks I'm mean for asking them so many questions. LOL, if you've been into a Swarovski store, you know that they're very eager to please. ^^
Anyhow, what I'm trying to get at is, I can make most of the pieces Swarovski makes using Swarovski crystals at a fraction of the cost. Just let me know if you ever want anything, and I can help you design and create a similar piece.
Blahh..this was a weak post, I'm brain dead.
Time for some Korean food..haha I was so annoyed with these Korean guys in my dorm this morning (note: running on zero sleep) that was a little bitter by their WHINNING VOICES!!
Nobody cars about your luxury car that your daddy bought you! haha