We play at Paste —
Till qualified, for Pearl — Ms. Emily Dickinson
I have loved the words and works of Ms. Dickinson since high school when I encountered the poem To make a prairie, but her words have never had such direct application to my life as last night when I began helping my daughter make jewelry. Mind you, I do not know how to make jewelry. My ten year daughter, however, desired to make necklaces, earrings, and so forth from glass beads. She also wanted to open an Etsy Shop called Clementine’s Corner where she might eventually sell her creations (with me overseeing her shop, of course). Knowing that my daughter’s goal was well within her artistic capabilities, I agreed. In any case, I had already decided that I wanted to learn to make jewelry so that I might incorporate my Polaroid photography in those creations. Last night we went to Michael’s to get some framing done and decided to look for beads there. Oh, we contemplated the beautiful and expensive beads we saw there but eventually settled on an inexpensive kit that came equipped with most of the supplies we needed to begin. We definitely need to play with paste before we graduate to pearl!