Focus on Life Week 45 Industrial and Week 46 Reflect

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.

 

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Herndon Iron Works

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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!!

Copper and blue earrings