I'm a jeweller without a studio, for this reason I've been focusing on materials that don't require a lot of equipment lately. I have been working with resin for a few years now, a material which I love for the way it accepts colour and embedded objects and pictures. I'm also very interested in acrylic plastic and I plan to work more with that in the near future as well. My designs are bold and colourful.
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Aside from making jewellery and accessories, my other current job is doing minor watch repairs (ie. changing batteries, sizing watch bands). I also take in jewellery repairs, and send out all watch repairs to the watchmakers at our head office that I'm unable to do on my own. Unlike most teenagers, when I was younger I didn't work in retail much, so I have been learning a lot at this position. Customer service is a huge part of the jewellery industry and I can see the importance of being able to communicate with the consumer and be able to understand what it is that they are looking for. I may also look into more retail positions in the future, but I have decided that I'm happiest while working with my hands, be it on repairs or creating something new.