Monday, April 5, 2010

too long for facebook

Just wondering......

If you are a jeweler, How often do you consider other people when you make your work? Are you just always making work for yourself? Are you just fulfilling a need to please yourself by making something you believe to be beautiful? Do you always make it in your ring size or your wrist diameter? It seems like a very expensive endeavor (tools, materials, gas, rent etc etc etc) to make tiny shiny for yourself. Is it more about the idea? Does it still retain a standard of craftsmanship that you think the wearer is expecting? Or, are you making it for other metals artists and their expectations? Are your standards too high? Is good craftsmanship a "gimmie"? Is OCD art jewelry "good" art jewelry? Tell me please.