Why is it we do what we do? Certainly there are easier ways of succeeding as entrepreneurs. For those seeking profit the jewelry craft arts are hardly the ideal. And from the artistic perspective jewelers lack much of the freedom associated with many of the other arts – painting, sculpting, music. We generally have to adhere in greater degree to a functionality bounded and communicated to us by a highly competitive and demanding marketplace.
What is the tool do you covet most? Why? And what would you do with it if you got it? The title questions remind us of the old joke about the dog chasing after a car. The punch line being, what would he do with it if he caught it?
We’re like that with tools. You see, like most of our metalworking friends, we are unabashed tool junkies. So, the tool we covet the most is the one (any one) we don’t have. Who knows what we would do with it once we got it (whatever “it” is). Who cares!