Dragging my feet about going back to making jewelry. Not sure exactly why, but I do have some theories.
1. I really like having my home in order and I didn't get to finish everything I had wanted to do to it.
2. Many things I might want to make are a bit beyond my skill level and that means pain and suffering as I try to improve my abilities.
3. My eyes seem to be getting worse and they quickly blur and strain as I work with the wire:(
4. I'm indecisive about what direction I want to go in with jewelry. Do I want to make easy relaxing things? Or challenging things? Do I want to make money? Or do I want to make art? These questions come to mind only when I make jewelry.
I was asked to make some pink earrings for a friend. I got these done this morning. Raspberry jade and rhodochrosite.
I played around with fusing fine silver wire and made these lumpy jump rings:) They look awful I know, but I was really happy with the results because this is the first time I have ever been able to fuse fine silver with out destroying it. They definitely made me smile;)
4 months ago