If there is one thing that this blog does, it’s push me out of my comfort zone.
I sometimes think, “Should I start a blog where I just spray paint everything and write about it? I’m good at applying spray paint…. and gold makes EVERYTHING better…”
And while that is a stellar idea and yes, I’d read that blog and probably subscribe to it, I’d probably be mind-numbingly bored by the second month. Plus, Mr. Suburble would realize that he’s suddenly living in Liberace’s house and shut it down anyways.
Ever since I read Adrianne’s fabulous tutorial on stamped jewelry basics, I’ve wanted to try my hand at making my own personalized pieces.
But I was nervous. I didn’t ever pull the trigger. The supplies sat on my craft table for weeks… and I didn’t know where to begin.
I worried about uneven letters. Or getting them backwards. Or what about wasting perfectly good metal blanks?
When I asked her for advice, Adrianne reminded me that I can’t always be good at everything right out of the gate. I had to practice. I had to make mistakes.
So I made them. And ruined some perfectly good supplies with my attempts.
And then… I created something I was happy with.
It wasn’t perfect. The letters weren’t entirely straight. And “centred” is in the eye of the beholder.
And a reminder to stop worrying so much about not being good at stuff.
Is there something you’ve always wanted to learn how to do?
I promise I’ll hound you to do it, if you want me to!