Thursday, September 9, 2010

Back To The Beginning

An Old Shoebox....

I recently found a box filled with my jewelry making history! It's filled with hobby rubber, which my sister and I called "klippenmaakspul" (clip make stuff). We used to spend hours making earrings necklaces and hair clips with this stuff when I was little.

An Old Shoebox....

I love how everything was still in the battered old shoebox that my sister and I covered in random stickers.

An Old Shoebox....

An Old Shoebox....

Everything was still in there, even some half finished projects, like this (awful!!) hair clip. I am glad I can say that my jewelry making skills have improved somewhat ;)

An Old Shoebox....

An Old Shoebox....

The instruction booklets (incl. cheesy 80's pictures) were still there too. Maybe I should try to make some of this liquorice sometime?

It's great to see all this again. It really is what got me started with making jewelry, so in a way, it was the start of my future! How did you get started making the things you make?

4 comments:

  1. I was raised by my grandmother and she could sew clothing, stuffed animals, curtains... everything. She also did ceramics, cross-stitch, stained glass... tons of things. I guess I was just immersed in making things and learning to make things and it stuck with me as I became an adult. I can't remember a part of my life where I didn't make things.

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  2. Haha, dit is zo grappig. Ik vond laatst een koffer vol met van dat spul van mij en mijn zusje bij mijn ouders op zolder. Ook allemaal van die haarclips, spelden en oorbellen erin en incl. een paar van die boekjes. Heel herkenbaar dus :)

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  3. the booklet is something you should keep until you have grandchildren... they'll laugh their asses off :)!

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  4. that looks fun - I like finding old things like that. And you should totally try making liquorice jewellery at somepoint! I got started making things when I was really young - my grandma was an artist and a knitter and sewer and my Mum is also pretty creative. We grew up without a TV so we spent lots of our free time making stuff.

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