For all the beginners who get discouraged while browsing the galleries of our and foreign jewelry masters, here are few photos of my earliest work (as an example since theirs aren't available to me) with a message: They started from scratch as well, and developed their skills with work, experience, effort and persistence.
We all had to start from the bottom, nobody was born with tools in their hands, though when looking at some jewelry it doesn't seem so. You also have to consider the fact that now there is much more information available on the internet about jewelry making than 5-10 years ago, therefore, a person who now engages in the adventure of jewelry making has a great advantage by not being limited to the inability of finding tutorials and instructions on how things are made and saves a lot of time, that I, I for example, spent on learning by "trial and error" method.
Some of my earliest work wasn't photographed because at a time I didn't have a camera and I was forced to borrow it from friends, but even without that, I have enough material to show you some of my dearest jewelry horrors. You may notice that then photography wasn't one of my best sides, landscape photography is a completely different thing from jewelry photography.
- 1* My first attempt in cane making. I didn't have yellow clay, so I used golden. Does anybody recognize stars and the moon here?
- 2* I was very persistent with polymer clay, so here comes the second horror, necklace with a rose.
- 5* Here is polymer clay combined with wire. True horror...
- 6* In the beginning I was figuring out all sorts of ways to make something with wire so I was combining different spirals, swirls while damaging wire to the maximum.
- 7* Here is another example which I loved at a time that I just can't figure out now.
To be continued...