Not so long ago I received her art pendant in the mail: a gorgeous 'peel paint' turquoise and deep brown flower. I love flowers, I absolutely love turquoise (I asked Jeannie if she did it on purpose and she confirmed - isn't she a lovely soul?!)... now the true challenge was to do justice to her work. I found that's the most agonizing moment of the creation process: when you work on your own pieces, with what you bought, it's kind of OK to have a 'oops' moment (not desirable, but still OK)... but when you work with someone else's piece - oh, you start doubting yourself so much more: 'did I do enough?' 'was I decent?' 'is my piece a bit more than 'eh, OK'?' and so on...
That's exactly what happened to me: I played with the flower, I handled it a lot, I had it on my desk for a long time. I tried various designs mentally and I wasn't happy with any of them.
Then I decided it's time to make a decision and a decision I made: when in doubt, take the simple road. Simple seems to be always better.
I took out my 1 lb copper roll (it must be only 3/4 lb by now, I used a ton of it in the past 3 weeks!) and snip-snip, wrap-wrap, repeat (many times), wrap-wrap again (2 connectors), hammer them down, connect everything together and... I truly love this piece... drum rolls....
The beaded chain is therapeutic not only to make, it is therapeutic to wear too! I think they should study the effect of wearing certain type of jewelry - many ailments might be cured just by wearing the proper accessories!
I love multi-strands and while the copper might match the chocolate brown on Jeannie's bead better if I try to antique it (can I do it after adding the jade beads?!) I still love the look of it together: it is light, it has such a happy feeling, of chocolate and candy, I can almost taste it :) I think I'm going to name it Turquoise Toffee!
What do you think?
Please also visit everybody else - there are wonderful artists in the group and I am looking forward to seeing what everyone has created with Jeannie's beauties!
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