How Copperdoodles came to exist
I love this job!
I spent many years as a medical practice administrator. Several years ago, the practice where I worked dissolved and I found myself out of a job in a very bad economy. I had always wanted to return to jewelry making, having dabbled in it a little bit during my college years. However, it seemed that whenever I had the time, I didn't have the money to invest in the equipment I needed, and if I had the money, I didn't have the time to devote to learning. When I lost my job, I suddenly had both!
I am almost entirely self-taught, and have had a wonderful journey from absolute rank novice to somewhere just north of there right now. The one thing I can say about this transition is that I love going to work every single day now, not just some of them! Learning a craft this way is very humbling - it teaches you patience and reminds you that there is a whole world of knowledge out there that you can acquire, if you are willing to work at it. Oh, and did I mention NO MORE SUITS! I can go to work in my sweats! How can you go wrong with that?