20 Comments Is It Just Me?

Donna's trinkets, LLC ...

Kimberly, you are not alone in this. I look at many of the pieces on here and feel the same way. I do believe we all put parts of our personalities into the pieces we make, and we can seriously appreciate other’s work, especially when it is more complex than ours. But we all have beautiful pieces that reflect who we are. That’s what matters most.

K. Lynn Designs ...

Thanks Donna. Kelly

RockSterling ...

Hey Kim,
i saw your creations , these are so creative and most beautiful
just think positive , you will always get positive

Martha Brownell ...

I’m sorry to hear you feel this way. I have been following your work and find nothing inferior about it. What brought me to this group was that despite finding so many different styles, skill levels, materials used and personalities, everyone seemed supportive, providing positive feedback and even compassion sometimes. It saddens me even more that you feel “embarrassed” to post some of your designs. I am fairly new at making jewelry and did not start until later in my life so I knew going in and even expected that there would be many more advanced and more talented artists out there making wonderful contributions to this group. I would hate to think that I should ever feel embarrassed though to post something simply because I thought someone might be capable of creating something more beautiful than I can. I celebrate those individuals that have wonderful capabilities, talent and beautiful imagination to create some of the stunning creations posted here! You are certainly one of those.

K. Lynn Designs ...

Thank you Martha! Please know that I have received nothing but positive feedback from this community. I appreciate your feedback

Cindy A. ...

Yep, I understand EXACTLY how you feel. But you know what? There’s a market for everyone. I stopped putting up a lot of my creations too, because I feel I can’t compete with the level some have reached. I think we’re too hard on ourselves though. I got into making jewelry to make the kind of stuff I like to wear, and although I don’t make a living wage off of what I sell (nor does it even begin to pay for the amount of material I keep buying to make it!), it makes me happy. So if you’re making something and you’re proud of what you’ve done and it makes the people who buy and wear it happy, that’s all that matters. Now I’m going to go repeat this to myself ;)

Donna's trinkets, LLC ...

Cindy, no one could have said it better!

Marta ...

Cindy and Martha, well said! We should all just remember why each of us started to make jewelry and give ourselves a mantra…".I am creative, I am good enough….I am the best at what I’m doing! ". And heck, let’s just have some fun!

K. Lynn Designs ...

Thanks to all of you for your kind and sensible words. Love this community!

Jean Bruce ...

My jewelry that I make is very simple, but I love coming on here and seeing everyone jewelry we have some very talented people on here, I feel I can learn so much from others. So just keep posting your simple designs because someone will learn something from them

kimberly newman ...

From one Kim to another, I happen to like, and wear simple jewelry the most. I love your work and have seen everyone on here grow and change within the time that I have been a member. Jewelry making is an art, a hobby and a love that gives each of us joy and I don’t know about you but, I bet most of us use it as therapy for our souls. Never feel inferior or embarrassed, those words don’t apply in jewelry making. If everyone did the same thing we wouldn’t be on this site and we wouldn’t be creating beautiful pieces that are unique to each designer. How boring would it be if there were no differences in our ability? Create till your heart is content girl and be proud to show it off!

K. Lynn Designs ...

Thanks, Kimberly.

Kelly

kimberly newman ...

Kelly! Sorry I thought your name was Kim lol! Sorry about that!

K. Lynn Designs ...

Kimberly, no problem. Everyone calls me Kimberly on here and I’m wondering why. Does something on here show my name as Kim?

kimberly newman ...

I don’t know! I was just following everyone else. Lol, Kelly is such a nice name too! Not all names that start with K are Kim huh? Have a great day hon.

jazzy.julz ...

I have felt this way too…I do not feel I am as creative as others but I do so enjoy the process. I have had several hobbies over the years but nothing has stuck like making jewelry. I had never fancied my self as creative. ..I can follow a pattern, crochet, knit ,sew but what I like about jewelry is I can do both! If I don’t want to ’create ’ I can stitch a pattern or if I am feeling creative I can dig through all my goodies and make something. I love this community and all the different talents that are exhibited. As others have said even the simplest of designs can teach someone something or inspire them to create a piece of their own. The same goes for the intricate things that are posted…while you may not be inclined to make something so elaborate it may give way to inspiration for another project for you. Keep on beading!

Martha Brownell ...

Amen to everyone! Though I have been in a deep slump, I still love following the creative artists here, especially you Kelly. For me, it is always the process. Please don’t get discouraged (like I am right now) it’s a beautiful art.

Marta ...

I’m with Martha, keep up the good work!

cindymarie ...

I am new to this site, and viewed your designs, they are beautiful. There is a style for everyone and you seem to have found yours. I love and appreciate the complex designs that others do, but would never wear them, your jewelry, I would wear. My personal style is simplistic, and rustic, it is what I like to wear, so that is what I make. I Just love what you do, be proud.
cindy

K. Lynn Designs ...

Thanks so much cindymarie!