Kathleen Clancy

Kathleen Clancy

Jewelry maker


My advice is to never give up on doing what you love, do it and work hard to get it out there because there will always be someone willing to support what you do.

Education

Education

highschool
High School
Penn Foster
Career

Career

Jewelry maker

I own a jewelry shop with my mom.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Art
Art
Business
Business
Being Creative
Being Creative

Day to Day

My mom and I will find bits and pieces online on eBay, Etsy or oriental trading or we will find them at different craft stores. We sit down and brainstorm or look at suggestions others have given us and then we start crafting.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

We got most of our skills from reading articles or watching videos on YouTube. My mom learned how to make buttons from another YouTuber and I learned how to make my glass pendants from another crafter.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

I always go back to this but I highly suggest Youtube. I found a whole bunch of people in the same field and I watched their videos of them talking about what they do and it really helped me decide this is what I wanted to do.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"No one will buy the stuff you make when they can just make it at home."

I still make the things I love and put it up on Etsy. I take the stuff we make to craft shows and even anime conventions and people DO buy it because they love what we make and they even give suggestions on what to make next. My advice is to never give up on doing what you love, do it and work hard to get it out there because there will always be someone willing to support what you do.

Challenges I Overcame

Learning Issues
Learning Issues

Everything I learned I got from online and from books at the library. Look up YouTube videos or stop by the library and see if they have anything that might help you.