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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Control Freaks, Please Consider Jewelry Design!

I have gotten into bed with a real control freak, and I'm not talking about my husband. In an effort to be honest and an un-deadbeat, I have lent out my services to someone who is a real control monster! It's really annoying. I'm trying to keep my cool because people who try to control things they have no business trying to control are real problems. If you are one of those people or you know someone like this, please consider Jewelry Design. Here's why:

1) You can bend wire into swirly whirls without hurting or offending anyone. Hey it's wire, it's meant to be bent, people are not! You may not be able to make the kids and hubby bend to your will, but dammit the wire MUST!

See the swirl on these bad boys, I really twisted them and bent them to my will

2) You can dismantle a jewelry piece that you feel is just not right, doesn't do what it's supposed to, or in your opinion is just plain ole' tired. That tiger bead above was a part of an thrift shop necklace, hated the necklace and I knew I could make something better! I imagined that it came from an elderly lady's collection. Ha! How about that old lady!

I bent these and harangued them into these circles, as much as I tried I was never completely happy with the shape.

3) You can, as a matter of fact you are supposed beat the hell out of polymer clay, so that it's pliable and easier to work with. Break it down, change it's color, cut it down, shape it, heat it up, mold it, make deep impressions on it-- that's what it's for. Remember it's clay, I wouldn't do this to a human or else you make you may end up with a black eye .

I cut these down to size, plus I had to pinch the circle ring closed because it couldn't keep it's mouth closed!

4) Don't forget to trim it, hang it, measure it and compare your jewelry to others. Talk all about how it could be better, how next time you'll make sure it is perfect, how you wish you had never made it, and each time manipulate, and manipulate until you think you have a full representation of your will. It's jewelry, it is perfectly safe to control it in this way.

I honestly hated both of these earrings. I hated the beads, they never turned out to be what I had envisioned when I was pregnant with the idea. Amazingly, they both sold! I never quite understood what value the buyers saw in them. Oh well, whatever--at least they are out of my hair.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE don't do any of these things to people because you will lose every time.

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Jennifer said...

I LOVE this post. So true!!! I've played with some control freaks in my life time, I now avoid them like the plague. They tend to love me because I seem nice, he he. I am nice, not dumb!!! Anyway, love this and sweet moment for the Hudson's. That is tragic.

MBB Founder and Editor Denene Millner said...

Love the analogies, JRS! Control freaks suck.
Hey, I have your Etsy site listed under the MBB Adores banner over on my site. I'm going to keep it there for a week, so that my readers can take a look at your beautiful designs!


Kala Pohl Studio said...

Good read, enjoyed it much:):) Yes, it feels good to hammer that wire, doesn't it??

Ms. Bar B: said...

Lol. I'm loving the alternatives that you have came up with for control freaks. Beautiful as always.

I don't think I have too many control freaks in my circle since I am highly impatient, lol

fly tie said...

*makes a note to get into jewelry design*

great advice.

T.Allen-Mercado said...

I'm sorry Brooke, but you handled it well. I would never have thought to breathe reflect and channel my energies constructively. Well, maybe after the tongue lashing.

nicaeli said...

so true! Thanks for this post!

It is funny, my one outlet when I was at my last job was my jewelry making because it allowed me to take out my frustrations on a piece of metal rather than the person/s I was frustrated with. My one way of being in control and venting my frustrations:)

Jewelry Rockstar said...

@ Denene, it's a true compliment for you, a great writer, to like my analogies.

@Ms. Bar B. Maybe it's you. LOL!

@Tameka, I have until January to deal with this person too!

@nicaeli I started jewelry design at a crazy job. And also bath and body products, I need the aromatherapy and the frustration therapy.

Dori said...

Great post and great jewelry. Happy Friday! :)

Christie-A Work In Progress said...

This was a great post! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Glad to meet another blogger in the ATL!

Craig Brimm said...

LOL!!!!!LOL!!!! HAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!! This is HI-Larious!!! You are funny as h*LL!!!! Great post! I knew you were funny, really but this cracks me up. I'm sitting here laughing loud seriously!

shiborigirl said...

Hi, I found you through Tea and Honey Bread. (I've seen your comments there but took a while to make it over here.

As a reformed (I hope!) control freak, I appreciated this post a lot. Though I probably deserved a good beating with a hammer sometimes, it's nice to know you choose a more constructive alternative! :)

I enjoyed my visit here, and I hope you'll stop by my place - I've got jewelry too...