Pretty Brainy’s ′Tween Blogger, Gianna, Tells How She Began Making Jewelry and Why She Stays at It!
Today I will talk about making jewelry, a favorite among preteen girls’ accessories! When I was 10 years old my Auntie Ro was making jewelry on her deck in Granby, Colorado. It looked interesting to me and she offered to teach me how to make jewelry. I accepted her offer! The first piece I made was a simple bracelet with circular plastic red beads and square plastic orange beads.
I was not very interested in it until I made jewelry a second time! After that things took off! I really enjoyed it because of the colors and patterns of beads and gems and the creative sensation of mixing and matching all of them together in a beautiful arrangement. That was the beginning of my creativity in ’tween fashion beyond designing and sewing clothes.
Now, as part of what I do in ’tween fashion, I make jewelry almost every day! It is amazing to think that I have never lost track of time before! But when I am making jewelry it always feels like time freezes. Now I want to sell some of the pieces that I have made to other girls. Accessories, especially when it comes to what preteen girls want, are a great form of expression!
My mom visited the largest gem show in Tucson, Arizona, this year. Held each year in February, its showcase is always wide in gems, stones and jewelry from all over the world. My mom told me that she would walk into rooms as big as large lunchrooms and they would be filed with tables and tables full of Chinese glass, pearls, and gems! She told me that next year she would take me to it! After my mom’s trip, she started designing jewelry. So now we team together. She designs, and I make the jewelry! Well it is time for me to say goodbye, it is time for me to make some more jewelry!
Gianna is 12 years old and blogs for Pretty Brainy about preteen life, ’tween fashion and being creative. In April she reviewed a stage production of Mary Poppins in It’s a Jolly Holiday When ’Tween Girls Go to the Theatre!.