A new Romanian friend of mine (which I discovered thanks to my Danish classes) has come up with a brilliant idea! She is a very creative person who, among other things, makes jewelery – she told me so when I admired a necklace which she made herself. She is also the one that had the amazing idea of painting a cup for our danish teacher.
Anyhow, she decided she wants to start a workshop for making and recycling jewelery – and by recycling, she means dissembling old things that one doesn’t like or need anymore, and make new stuff! One thing she was lacking though, was a start-up group… or maybe, let’s call it a test group. When she shared her idea with me, I was all for it. So last Sunday 4 girls met at her place to pretend to make jewelery! I have to admit that the prospective of biking 7km in a not so pleasant rain was going to almost put me off, but I am very happy I resisted the temptation to just crash on the couch.
I spent there 3 hours making: a set of earrings, a ring, a bracelet and a necklace. I brought with me an old necklace which I almost never used, even though I found it very interesting: it was made of some sort of nuts. So I picked the individual pieces, I learned from my friend how to connect them with other beans and make them stick together, and at the end I ended up with a complete jewelery set!
I had a lot of fun and I really hope this won’t be the last time we meet. We were discussing to do it regularly and make a larger collection of various objects, and then try to sell them, either on Facebook or at some Christmas fair. Who knows, maybe I just found a new passion!
Anyone willing to buy my new creation? :-)