Artist’s Mistake or Customer’s Treasure? (Video)

Jewelry and Coffee with Rena
Video Episode 31

by Rena Klingenberg.

Do you ever put your jewelry “mistakes” out there for people to see?


Transcript of This Video:

I’d love to hear what you have to say about mistakes in your jewelry.

I know that many times over the years, especially when it comes to wire jewelry, I have made what looked to me like terrible mistakes in a piece of jewelry.

But I’ve been amazed that other people have not been able to see the mistake that to me is just glaring like a beacon!

And if you’re brave enough to put one of your “mistake” pieces out on your display table, what kind of reception does it get from other people?

I’ve often been surprised to discover that a piece that to me has a horrible mistake in it – is the first thing that sells at a show.

And sometimes two people will even fight over it, to be the one who gets to buy it!

And I’m thinking, “my goodness, how can they not see that horrible mistake in that piece?”

But what I came to discover is that I think everybody has their own version of perfection, of beauty, and of handmade qualities.

So what looks to me like a horrible error in a piece I made – is something that someone else thinks is a beautiful feature.

I’d love to hear your experiences with mistakes in your jewelry, how they’re perceived by other people – and how you feel about putting them out to the public.

Thanks for joining me for this topic today, and I’ll see you soon!

The Jewelry Rena’s Wearing
in This Video:

Jewelry and Coffee with Rena, episode 31

Earrings: – Czech glass and brass, by Dark Ride.

Necklace: Fiery Copper Asian Butterfly Pendant Necklace by Kelly E. Marra.

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