I have driven by Herndon Irons Works so many times saying I would stop to check it out. When Sally gave us the Industrial theme, I knew I had to go on a photo safari. Below are the pictures I liked from the shoot.
I have been in a reflective mode about my jewelry making for most of this year, 2 steps forward and 3 steps back. I almost feel like I have been in a rut.
I think the one thing I have learned is what I do not want to do. Knowing this, gets me closer to what I want to do and enables me to just focus on that and clear out old inventory and supplies.
I am also am thrilled that this week I made a pair of earrings with a pair of lamp work beads that I made and I love them.
The copper had been embossed, fold formed and patinated, but needed something else.
I added a curve to it, thanks to the insight from Stacie Florer's class at ArtBliss and it changed the component. I used a wine cork to shape the curve.
I was looking for the right beads to make earrings and I was thrilled that a pair of lamp work I recently made fit perfectly.
So with a lot of patience and perseverance, I was able to finish this pair.
As I reflect back over the year I realize I have been torn between where I was and where I want to go.
Finishing this pair made the path clear again. Thanks for visiting and have a great week!!