Motivation to get you through that hurtle!

A few years ago, I got into pottery. I had taken a class in college but never thrown on the wheel. Then I started to teach myself how to throw on the wheel, and it was so frustrating that I more often threw it at the wall. 

black clay pottery vase

Well, I'm not a potter for a living, nor do I want to be one. I'm a jeweler and jewelry designer and it's my calling. (You'll have to drag me away from my bench screaming.) I must say, though, I am SO happy I didn't give up pottery!

I just wanted to take a second to encourage you in whatever new things you're trying. Don't give up! On the other side of that frustration is a sweet reward!

loaded glaze kiln

Sure, your new skill might not be for you, but if your reason for quitting is a temporary hurtle, you might be making a mistake that will cost you all the work (and money) you've already put in. 

Push on my friends! You are more awesome than you know!


Back to blog

Shop the newest Mettle earrings

1 of 13