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I actually left the website open on my laptop for a week, trying to adjust to the change in price before I pressed the "buy" button. In the end, I checked what I already had in my studio and decided not to buy any more.
It has really made me stop and think about what I am doing. While I was away in Mexico over December and January, I got to try lots of other different media.... and loved it - so with these silver prices, I think I'm going to focus more time on things other than silver for a while.
I've been wanting to have some time to work more on my aluminum techniques...and also other types of clay, so this seems like the perfect time for this. I'll obviously continue with silver clay and have a few commission to do...but I'll make sure that I make time for other materials too.
How is this silver price increase affecting you and your work or your buying of jewelry?