If you're an Etsy patron, you might want to go back into your records and remove any information you want to remain private. It appears that their new People Search roll out makes it possible for someone to access a user's personal information just by running a search for either their full name or user name, even when that user is just a buyer, not a vendor.
I began participating in the YOJP just this past January. We've agreed to make and post pics of a new piece of jewelry every week for a year. So far I've been keeping up and have produced some good, some not so good, pieces.
This is my year to expand my jewelry making skills by learning different kinds of wire work and I'm enjoying the learning experience even though it's frustrating at times. Wire work is very different from the off loom beading I've been doing up until now, but it does have the advantage of saving money by making a lot of your own findings.
So far my favorite wire work is wrapping. Dale "Cougar" Armstrong has written a book, Wirework An Illustrated Guide To The Art Of Wire Wrapping. The jewelry in this book just takes my breath away and I think that wrapping will eventually become my forte.
I've been trying to put this blog together for so long I thought it would never happen. I intend to share my jewelry making experiences so stay tuned for some good links, tutorials, and other jewelry related info. For now, just enjoy the photos.