Thursday, August 18, 2011

Jet of the Day - Ozmay Designs



I have a passion for making jewelry. My pieces only really become complete when they find their owners! I get great pleasure from creating my work, well, from creating art in any form, but my complete satisfaction comes when I hear that my buyers are thrilled with their pieces.


 Do you ever wonder where your jewelry goes? I have said more than once that my items aren't really complete until they find a home. Our jewelry leaves us in our pretty packaging and we're thrilled with the sale and hope it is received well, but do you ever wonder where it ends up? How is a life touched by your work?

 I know jewelry-making isn't rocket science or selfless social service, but it does intrigue me to think about the story a piece I created could tell. I have jewelry that reminds me of times or events in my life. Little tangible reminders. Wearable "remember-whens".

 I know that sometimes people buy jewelry because they like it and it matches their new top, but when we create a piece of work, a little of ourselves goes in. It's the first step of an adventure so to speak. I like to think that sometimes maybe my work made a day better, or a romance blossom. I like to hope that it can make a person feel loved, or even comforted for reasons I will never know.

Not to overstate what we do, but making other people feel good, even indirectly, is a wonderful thing. I hope I never stop caring where my jewelry goes. I think it makes my work better.
Thanks for reading,
Jill

14 comments :

designedbyval said...

Making people feel loved,if only for a second, is a very big deal. Too many people feel unloved.

Tracy said...

Great post! Its so true.

Sometimes I imagine my pieces being given as gifts and love to think that it brightens someones day, even just a bit, when they open that package!

willowcreekjewelry said...

What a wonderful philosophy! Such beautiful pieces, all designed with someone special in mind.

trentongal said...

Thanks for sharing, your work is just beautiful!

Michele said...

Great post and it does get you thinking!!!!

laurastamperdesigns said...

Great post and beautiful pieces, well executed. I especially like the spiders!

Your Daily Jewels said...

Jill's jewelry is very special, and her wire-work is spectacular. I have had the pleasure of being a customer, and her presentation, (wrapping, detailed boxes, extras, gifties), made me feel so special. And this was before we knew each other! She goes out of her way to make her customer feel fantastic about her purchase, or gift. I can't wait to shop again:)

WanderingJewel said...

Great post Jill, it really gets you thinking!

SendingLoveGallery said...

loved your post Jill, and I feel the same way~

cserpentDesigns said...

So true Jill! I absolutely love when I hear back from customers. That is one thing I like about selling at shows - I get to talk to the people buying my jewelry!

Rough Magic Creations said...

Oh, I just loved reading this post Jill! Thank you so much for sharing with all of us!!!

Erika Price said...

Thanks so much for your inspiring post, Jill - your wire work is amazing!

cooljewelrydesign said...

Jill, this is a very thoughtful and inspiring post...I feel that brightening someone's day a little...especially getting direct feedback as to how they plan to use the jewelry (gift, self, etc) is awesome input to us... You KNOW how much I admire your wire work--it's insanely beautiful...you have made ME very happy! :-)

jemsbyjb said...

Such amazing designs and work. Love to read these posts and gain insight into the artists behind the shops