A few days ago, I attended my very first (and private) “craft” workshop and created my own crafts in the form of handmade (and handstamped) brass jewelry! This was all made possible thanks to Kim Tiam-Lee of Pulseras by Kim (and our workshop venue, Hey Kessy at UP Town Center). 😀
Even though it was my first time to do something like this, I’ve always loved all kinds of jewelry, so it’s no surprise that I enjoyed seeing the blank brass pieces turn into my own masterpieces!!!
From cutting to shaping to handstamping each letter, Kim taught me how to do everything just by using our hands! ❤
During the two-hour workshop (we extended a little bit after that! haha), I was able to make two necklaces, one ring, and two bracelets (one bangle and one brass on leather).
It may look easy, but I’m telling you that you need to strengthen those hand grips and whatnot in order to cut and shape the brass like a pro! That’s why I really admire Kim. She’s a full-time architect, and yet she’s still also able to run her business ALL on her own — as in she’s the only one who creates all her products! She even doesn’t hesitate to share her blessings and knowledge through her workshops. So kudos to her, really!!! 🙂
Kim encouraged me and said that I can already start my own brass jewelry business after everything she taught me. I really enjoyed the entire process of making brass jewelry, so I’m not dismissing that idea. In the meantime, I’ll practice more by making some FREE brass jewelry for my close friends (lucky y’all!!! haha) and buy my own materials. After that, I’ll let you all know if my creations can finally be made for public consumption. Wahahahaha!
Who knows? I might even make the jump from being a wordsmith to a certified brass-smith, silversmith, even goldsmith?! #bigdreams
Well, as Nelson Mandela once said, “it always seems impossible until it’s done.” And since I’ve already tried doing it (as in the brass jewelry making), it’s up to me to follow through and see where all this passion project goes. Wish me luck!!! 😉