Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Top Twenty (or Two Top Tens)

Top Ten Reasons NOT to Be a Jewelry Designer:
10. It's physically demanding. 
9. Competition is rampant.
8. It's no get-rich-quick scheme.
7. Everyone thinks "I can do that".
6. Everyone else has a sister / cousin / mother / neighbor's dog who "can do that".
5. It will take over your life.
4. If you're any good, or even slightly innovative, people will want to copy you.
3. Depending on your design materials, creating can be expensive.
2. The field can be very elitist.
1. It's more challenging than you ever dreamed.
Top Ten reasons To BE a Jewelry Designer:
10. The challenge of being a player in a highly competitive field. 
9. It will push you to distinguish yourself from the crowd of "I can do that" designers.
8. Designing cherished, personal accessories for people - how cool is this?
7. You get to create items of beauty for a living!
6. Everyone knows who to come to for holiday / birthday / event gifts.
5. It will take over your life.
4. It will push you to grow and change in ways you never imagined.
3. You will meet so many fascinating people, both customers and fellow jewelers.
2. There's nothing better than loving what you do, and doing it for life.
1. It's more rewarding than you ever dreamed.


  1. I couldn't agree more. And I love how you ended it on a positive note :)

  2. Thanks Alice! It's a pretty positive passion, eh?