Not only did I got a few sales, I also have the luxury of hearing my customer said "I really like this...it's so pretty I want to wear it right away..."
Seeing my jewelry on someone else makes me feel quite proud, and at the same time like a mom at your child's wedding.
Every piece I make shares a little dream of mine, and carries a special memory of injecting a condensed dose of imagination into a small thing. Now connecting the dots from where I was with the raw materials to where it is now on a happy customer really makes everything clear. This is what jewelry making is all about. It's creating happiness and satisfaction. It's like making chocolate and desserts. It's not a big deal, but things like these help the creator and the customer really enjoy life better.
Earlier I started doubting my ability to create something that makes people smile like I do when I'm making them. It's hard because you feel like you are running a virtual shop and no one knows about you. Different people heart your shop and nothing came out from these activities. Do they not like what they see? Am I not selling at the right price so people can feel good buying it? Is it because they don't feel the jewelry as how I want them to project?
Sometimes it's the little "thank you" that makes life brighter. A day like this becomes extremely precious in the struggle of selling your work. It's not even the revenue - in this economy, it's probably the last thing I can expect - but the encouragement.
Jewelry making to me is sharing a dream. And today I'm hopeful that I can continue this dream.