I have to say, that in the short time that I have been involved with selling online, I have been amazed at the talented artists that are out there. Just so many gifted people, who are not getting the rewards that they deserve. If writing these articles helps in any way, than it's well worth it. Besides, I like writing and obviously don't have a problem with speaking my mind.
This next seller does chainmaille jewelry. In the past I have not been a huge fan of chainmaille, well not until I saw Jessica's work. Than I fell in love with it.
Incredibly, Jessica has only been doing chainmaille since last August. Her doctor had recommended a hobby, so she went on Amazon and bought a book on jewelry making. To her surprise this book was not about basic jewelry making, but instead entirely about chainmaille. She loved it and decided to give it a try. Jessica is a self-taught jewelry maker, teaching herself entirely from books. When she had enough practice, she put her own spin on her projects and experimented with different weaves. The results are, well, you can see for yourself, beautiful.
Even more amazing is that Jessica suffers from Myasthenia Gravis, an auto immune disease that causes muscle weakness. It makes repetetive tasks (like chainmaille) difficult to do. When you look at the beautiful work that she is creating it is truly inspirational knowing that she has worked through this disability to do something she loves.
For those people who read this blog and love things that are beautifully made by a talented and creative craftsperson, please go to these sites to see more of Jessica's work: