How have I lived this long without discovering how fun punching holes and setting rivets, snaps and eyelets can be? I am a pretty crafty gal – not only do I love beading, but I also draw, paint, do calligraphy and the occasional crazy HGTV-style home improvement project – but I will let you in on a little secret: I cannot sew. Not even a button on a shirt.
When Karla came to me and told me that we had to have snaps and rivets and eyelets and mallets and all this other crazy stuff, I wondered what on earth we were ever going to do with it. When the new products arrived, I have to admit I was curious. In her typical way, Karla sat with me patiently as I learned how to use a hole punch and how to set snaps (even through I did it backwards the first time) and rivets.
After days of driving my colleagues crazy with the sound of my hammering, I found that I had created over 30 pieces and discovered my newest addiction. It just goes to show that what I have said all along is true: there is always something new to discover in the wonderful world of jewelry making. Maybe next I will finally learn to sew a button on a shirt…
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