If you’ve read my posts here before, you’ll know that I love to write, and if you’ve seen me around Hydaelyn then you might have noticed that I often wear my crafting mentor crown with pride, but I’ll give you a little peek behind the scenes at the creative palace that I like to call Wolf Towers, because you might not know that my love of creating things also extends to the real world, in fact, I’ve been fortunate enough to make it my career!
Now, there’s nothing I enjoy more than enthusing about the things that I love, so here goes, I’m going to treat you, my beloved readers, to a first little peek behind the scenes at the creative palace that I like to call Wolf Towers. Okay so palace might be a little bit of hyperbole, since most of my work takes place at my kitchen table or on the sofa since I don’t (yet) have a shiny desk like this to work at, but that’s on the back burner, since I only moved back to this house 2 years ago and we’ve been busy renovating the whole thing, but that’s another story.
I suppose in gaming terms, my main skill would probably be Goldsmithing, though I don’t currently work with precious metals. I do, however, create unique pieces of jewellery predominantly from upcycled materials. It was a two-fold reason that I started with upcycled materials, since it was more accessible and affordable when I was starting out teaching myself to create jewellery, I started to scour local charity shops (similar to goodwill) or handy sites like Freegle for old or even broken jewellery that was unwanted and would otherwise have gone on to landfill if it wasn’t sold. It felt great, giving new life to the unloved things, changing them into new, beautiful pieces that are worn with pride and love by people all over!
With a little luck and a whole lot of research, I was able to set up my own business, dipping my toes into a couple of local events which were a little hit and miss, a couple I lost money and others I broke even, but the experience was invaluable and I wouldn’t change it for the world.
Though I’ve since had my partner join me in our creative endeavours and re-branded to what now is Wolf and Hen Creations I still hold a lot of love for my old business name and branding, it’s onwards an upwards from here and I look forward to sharing more of my creative journey with you all!