A few decades in, I went ahead and figured out my why today.
I am constantly walking the line of loving\hating this world.
Love – beauty, diversity\discovering endless good surprises (think deep sea creatures)
Hate – wasteful distractions, harshness, discovering endless bad surprises (think child trafficking rings)
I’ve often said I am a natural-born cheerleader. I love to root people along. No doubt this is just one of the easiest ways for me to get some oxytocin.
So that’s where my why comes from.
Why do I make jewelry?
The making is an awesome way for me to explore the world’s materials and express myself.
The jewelry gives me a double hit by encouraging the wearer to joyfully express themself.
Why do I teach jewelry-making?
Each session is a little party of exploring and celebrating the beauty of this world through thoughtful creation and self-expression.