I spent quite a lot of the day shopping for more bead findings and stuff. I am able to get sterling silver wire from the local bead store for $5.50/m. That's a good price, and I use a lot of it. I made a couple of pairs of earrings today, and I'm in the middle of making another pair. I'm starting to do some of my own designs now and so far I'm pleased.
We're going to get some stuff so that I'm better able to photograph the earrings I've made. The pictures I've taken so far don't really show off the earrings to their best advantage, and if I'm going to try to sell them then they have to look as good in pictures as they do in reality.
I really have to finish up the purse I'm working on, too :) I almost have enough earrings to sell so that I can return to purses. I think that what I'll do is work on purses when Ian isn't home because I work on that stuff downstairs and then work on jewelry in the evenings when he's home and we're watching tv.
This is so exciting :) I like creating things that look nice - and I'm very proud of the work that I've done. Given that I've never done any wirework or jewelry before, I'm pleased that I'm able to do this work as easily as I have been doing it. Each pair of earrings now takes between 30 and 90 minutes.