Sunday, March 20, 2011

New Jewelry a Day

The mother & daughter team at GetItDesigns in Washington, DC are doing a project together they call New Jewelry a Day. Liz says, "Every day my kids and I make a new piece of jewelry from found objects. The goal of our project is to exercise the creative side of our brains everyday and share our projects with others in a “how to” format. Our self-imposed rules require that we (1) spend little or no money on our NJAD jewelry projects, (2) use up stuff we already have or can find in the trash or recycling can and (3) blog about it everyday."...






Why did you decide to do this project? Crafting is great fun. Crafting with kids is even more fun. Committing to a daily project not only mandates that we flex our creative muscles everyday, it also mandates that we engage in a project together everyday.



How has doing a yearlong/daily project affected your life? The goal was to use up the craft stuff we have and not collect more.  Creating new jewelry everyday did not reduce the amount of craft stuff around our home it just transformed the nature of the stuff from raw material to finished goods. In some cases, making jewelry actually increased the amount of stuff since we repurposed items that we would otherwise dispose. Since found objects are not the genre of jewelry my kids and I typically sell, we need to decide what to do with all the new jewelry.







See all of the GetItDesign family's jewelry HERE.


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