Recently I was surveying my work table and found myself bemoaning the fact that I had at least 4 or 5 different styles of jewelry on the go all at once. I was making jewelry covering a variety of genres, all having nothing to do with one another.
Oh dear, I worried, how would I ever present a cohesive body of work to the world? How would people ever know whether they liked what I did or not, if what I did continually changed?
And then I thought, why would I have to present just one look? Do we not all prefer different styles depending on the moment, season or time of life?
I’ve always adored what is now called boho but I’ve also always liked a bold color-blocked or geometric look as well. And all the rest. Boho to bold, romantic to retro. I like it all. Depending on my mood. And I don’t think I’m alone.
So, reframing the issue, my work doesn’t change. It just bounces back and forth from a few different styles but, consistently, the same styles. So, I thought to myself, perhaps I can have a series of series going… (If anyone is wondering by now, yes I am ADHD. It keeps life exciting. Lol)
And that’s what I’ve decided to do. I’m categorizing all jewelry into the following:
- Romantic Boho for, you guessed it, romantic boho looks
- Geometric Centric for bold colours and striking geometric styles
- Asian Inspiration for asian graphics and characteristics
- Tribal Pibal for an ancient tribal aesthetic.
Then, someone who likes romantic looks, can sort my gallery by romantic to see if there’s anything new. Or join the mailing list to stay updated. Or check out my Etsy store.
Speaking of which, I’ve been fussing about with the Mailchimp mailing list software so I can start a mailing list for my monthly newsletter. I have been able to get a popup going so please sign up if you feel the call.