I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Jessica King of Fire Mountain Gems recently, and the interview is now up on their web site (click here if you're interested!). You can also see four of the designs I've submitted over the past few years that were finalists in their annual contest (click here for that).
During the interview, it really hit me -- I really do love what I do. It was a big change from the IT world, and while the IT sales job brought in great money, I didn't love it (or even like it towards the end), and ultimately, no amount of money is worth it if you get dread getting out of bed to go to work.
I hope you'll take your love -- whatever it happens to be -- and let it grow and blossom and cultivate it into something you're proud of. It doesn't matter if you're sitting down at the bead torch for the first time, or making the hundredth elaborate seed bead creation -- if you're passionate about it, your excitement for the craft will show in your work.
Now, go make something!
You can see Lori's handmade bead and wire jewelry at www.lorianderson.net