Here's an incomplete bracelet. Experimenting w/little button gem heishi. Making my own gradiated strands. Sort of a play on watermelon tourmaline.
And then here's a pair of earrings I made today, driving myself crazy making little holes, cutting fine chain to matching lengths, trying to get the mini jump rings through the tiny holes. I sure do like to drive myself crazy with the little bits and pieces.
OK, so after all that talk about prices and so on, I listed 8 things and sold half of them w/in 24 hours! Long after I'd given up on the idea of being an artist, thinking it a silly child's dream, one that broke my heart several times over. Like the Buddhists say, you can only get it once you let it go. I found a super elaborate drawn/painted/collaged work I made several years ago in which I declared to myself in big letters using all the colors of the rainbow and with all the artistry at my disposal "EVERYTHING YOU'VE EVER WANTED YOU WILL NEVER GET."
Labels: works in progress