I made these earrings yesterday from scrap copper wire that Colburn found somewhere. It was heavy, dirty and hard to bend. I didn’t make them to sell which means I didn’t try to figure out what that nameless, faceless customer out there in cyberspace would want. I just relaxed and enjoyed the process of hammering, texturing, filing and polishing. Then I added the pretty little blue glass beads because I thought they looked good.
It was the most relaxed I’ve felt in a long time.
And then I posted them on Facebook and asked if I should try and sell them. No pretense; just an honest inquiry.
And then, someone wanted to buy them and asked “How much are they?”
Maybe there’s an important lesson there for me. Perhaps I should create just for me. And then, if someone wants to buy it, that’s fine. And if they don’t, that’s fine, too. At least I enjoyed myself and was able to get rid of that knot in my gut for a few minutes.