Wednesday, May 02, 2007
I personally think all this hey guys! I'm totally original! stuff is hubris. I think it's better to just admit you're not the first person to sit down with some knitting needles or some beads or some wood and just realize that other folks have influence. This is especially true in jewelry making in which at least half of the folks are buying from the same suppliers. So if I put lampwork beads from China and some Swarovski crystals together, and a thousand other people do the same, at least two of the bracelets created by this process will end up looking alike, especially if all the creaters use the same bead stringing process. We can still all sell, because people sell stuff not based on originality, but based on whether people like it or not.