(I struggled to find the right snippet to add here this month, as there was so many good points in the blog post, including how I source materials for the new products, and my overall philosophy. It is worth the entire read through, if you would like to understand more about why I do what I do, the considerations and thought processes involved, and (my) handmade philosophy in general...)
Back in mid-January it hit me: it was time for a radical change. I was slogging through my list of sterling silver requests. The list of, “if you ever do a sterling silver version, let me know…” and I was feeling both overwhelmed and under-whelmed. There is no fun remaking something that you already make, and happen to make a decent amount of. Quite frankly, I was bored. Normally I combat boredom by developing something new. But by necessity I was pushing myself to do sterling silver versions of certain designs. People asked for them a year ago and I had to make it happen. It was the key to shaking this stale feeling, the unmotivated feeling that has been creeping up over time. I was going through the motions, with something that I am passionate and love to do.