Time and motivation – JAC Blog Hop

Time and motivation - JAC Blog Hop



Time and motivation – JAC Blog Hop

Is what this months blog carnival from Jewelry Artisans Community is about.

When reading “Time and Motivation” most people think of endurance training.
Because you have to invest time and you need to be motivated to keep it up.
In a way one can say that it’s the same with jewelry making.
When I have time enough then my motivation is gone and when I’m motivated I don’t have enough time to play with my beads, jump rings and wire.

The image below is a little help to get motivated. 🙂

steps to succes

Steps to succes

I was working on 2 piece at the same time, one is a bead woving necklace, and the other is for the JAC November Challenge “Autumn Leaves”. On the bead woven necklace I worked for several days, everyday that I had a little time to spare. For the last one you could say that I was stuck, it was half finished and it felt as if I had to force myself to complete the project.

Luckely I did get some time and motivation to work on it in the weekend.

Some examples of the time consuming jewelry making techniques I use are:

  • bead weaving, especially when the projects get bigger or more intricate.


silver and black pearl sheraz

bead weaving

  • Chain maille and it’s also hard on your hands.


bracelets galery from Violetmoon.nl

Chain maille bracelet with charms


  • Wire wrapping can also take longer with intricate pieces.


time and motivation - wire wrapping

Wire wrapped necklace




I will add the links from our other JAC members when available,
so you can read what favourite matarials they have?


Cat’s Wire

Jewelry Art By Dawn

The Crafty Chimp

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Carina Veling

Designer / creator at VMCdesigns.nl
Hello, my name is Carina, as you can see on my website I love to make jewelry, little boxes, greeting cards and little gifts from card stock.

All my creations can be found in my galeries.

Feel free to ask if you have any questions.
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4 Responses to Time and motivation – JAC Blog Hop

  1. JewelryArtByDawn november 30, 2015 at 02:17 #

    Very true that time and motivation often don’t happen at the same time. We just have to work our way throught it when they aren’t working together. Love the motivation image you posted; if it’s ok with you, I’d like to pin it to my bulletin board as a reminder – sometimes just getting started is all it take and it’s the getting started that is the hard part.

    • violetmoon.nl november 30, 2015 at 09:09 #

      Feel free, I think I will print it out too for in my new studio/atelier. :”)

      The image isn’t mine, I found it on the internet.
      I tried to find the original creator but had no luck in finding him/her.
      Maybe you have better luck in locating him/her.

  2. Cat november 25, 2015 at 16:18 #

    It’s so often like that, that time and motivation don’t visit at the same moment. Let’s be grateful there are the good moments when they decide to work together and help us be creative 😀

    • violetmoon.nl november 29, 2015 at 18:32 #

      I too cherish the moments that I have both the time and the motivation.
      I always hate it when I have to stop in the middle to go to work. 🙂

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