I read a recent article in a jewelry magazine about buying fewer tools. Ok I know I’ve lost a few of you here, I’m also always looking to get the latest and greatest tool that magically makes everything easier as well. Just think about it, all those shiny new tools at the store calling my name and those glossy articles in the magazines that make the tools seem to be must haves.
I was a bit skeptical on how the author was going to convince me I didn’t need all the tools I want. Won’t that stifle my creativity… if I don’t have that tool that bends metal a certain way? Without the latest high speed specialty drill, I won’t be able to do certain things!
Then he said it, if we spend less money on tools we have more money for materials. An interesting idea… it’s always great to have more money for materials and be able to make more things. So I had a look at some of the things I really like to make and how many tools it takes to make them.
I use the same three tools to make all these:
|Blue Glass Cube Bike Chain Earrings|
|Double Circle Fluorite Earrings|
|Rose Quartz, Wire Wrapped Copper Circle Pendant|
Add one more tool to the previous three and I make these:
|Bike Chain Upside Down Pendant|
|Bike Chain and Purple Square Glass Earrings|
This new idea won’t stop me from wanting the latest and greatest tool but it may make me think twice before buying the latest tool.
Thank you for reading!