Riin Gill Design is a one woman company. I'm Riin. I make simple, honest jewelry out of sterling silver, copper, natural stones, and occasionally found objects in my small home studio.


I'm still here; my creativity is not

I'm still here; my creativity is not

It's been two months since Rob left. I'm finally to the point where I can function (most days anyway), but my creativity is still AWOL. I trust it will come back, and I'm spending an hour a day getting my studio back together. Once it's a good working space, I'll spend some time just playing a bit to see what comes of it.

I need to get a day job though. While my jewelry business may generate enough income for me to live on someday, that's a long way off, if ever. And the past two months have shown me that I really need a way to generate income when I'm unable to be creative.

I've decided on proofreading. Misspelled words, grammatical errors, and the like leap out at me, so I'm sort of proofreading whether I'm trying to or not. I might as well get paid for it. Right?

I'm spending two hours a day working through a proofreading course, learning the ins and outs that I didn't know already.

And I'm spending three hours a day putting stuff up on eBay. So far I've got all my yarn and fiber up (all the yarn and fiber I'm not keeping, that is. Don't worry. I'm not getting rid of everything. Just a lot), and about half of my gemstones that I bought before I really knew what direction my work was going and will not be using.

No pictures of new jewelry to show you this time because I haven't been making anything, but these earrings are still available, and I think they're awesome.

Not what I was expecting

Not what I was expecting

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