Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Jet of the Day - Satin Doll & Co

Grow With Me Into the New Year

As a jewelry designer/maker it's always great to evolve and learn new techniques and skills; either by taking a class or teaching yourself.When you look at my shop, Satin Doll & Co. you might see one or two styles but I've made it my business to take my shop to the next level.

Fall Neutrals Feather Wire Wrapped Earrings

I recently got into wire wrapping. Now first off, to everyone who does wire wrapping on a daily basis, I  applaud you because it isn't a skill for everyone. When I first started making jewelry I started with wire wrapping and dropped the skill. But recently I went back to it for my feather earrings.

Peak-a-Blue - Wire Wrapped Feather earrings

When learning a new skill, my one tip is to take your time and if you don't succeed try, try again. If you can't figure out how to do it on your own, invest the money in a class or a book.

Learning and adding a new style of jewelry to your jewelry assortment is key to keeping your shop fresh and your customers interested in your brand. I'm definitely brainstorming on the next technique I would like to learn.


Dark 'n Stormy Wire Wrapped Feather earrings

Enough talk, what skill or technique would you like to learn in the coming months? Let's make a pact to learn a new technique for 2012.Who's with me?
-- Sincerely,
Gaetana
Satin Doll & Co.

15 comments :

capitalcitycrafts said...

It's a great idea to always try to expand your talents! Beautiful feather earrings!

Rough Magic Creations said...

What gorgeous earrings! I'm with you Gaetana ... I'd love to learn riveting!

Made By Tammy said...

Count me in!
I would love to learn how to make my own metal frames / settings for my artwork. Stunning feather earrings!

JillreOzmay said...

I did the same thing with wire.. made my first attempts years and years ago and ended up the frustrated owner of lots of wire wads! LOL Glad I went back and stuck with it. Beautiful earrings Gaetana, and great post on perseverance!

SendingLoveGallery said...

good advice!love your feather earrings : )

SatinDollCo said...

Thanks everyone for the compliments on my pieces. Hope you enjoyed the blog post.

willowcreekjewelry said...

Gaetana, wonderful post and fantastic designs! Great advice too, I'm with you on learning a new technique!

Donna's Artisan Designs said...

Hi Gaetana,

I definitely understand the wire wrapping dilemma, been there, done that!! Got wads to prove it too!! LOL...Like you I persevered and VOILA...learned a new skill !! I'm so glad YOU did too as your feather earrings are fantastic!!
I plan to learn soldering and other metalsmith techniques...Best of Luck on ALL your new learning adventures!!

nancy's crystal fantasies jewelry said...
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nancy's crystal fantasies jewelry said...

Thanks for the challenge to learn a new technique. My goal is to learn how to work with PMC this next year. We'll see..... Love the feather earrings!

cooljewelrydesign said...

How about organization, does that count as a skill? No room for more interests...just yet, anyway.

LOVE your contemporary edgy feather pieces!

Beadsme said...

Just love the feather earrings. Learning new skills keeps you mind going too.

Michele said...

Lovely feather earrings, I like learning new techniques also, riveting looks very interesting.

jemsbyjb said...

Great post Gaetana. Learning something new is always fun. I am having a great time rivetting and intend to broaden that in the new year.

Bob J24-7 said...

Great post! I love reading about Team members and what / how you create and learn new skills ...