This is still not the direction I want to go now, but it seems like it may not be time yet. Maybe what I'd like will need a little more maturation. I have a few bits and pieces but they really are nothing to show, so I guess I will just have to wait until things really fall into place. That is such a hard period, so stressful, because I kind of know what I want but it just hasn't really materialized in my head. I have loads of vague ideas that are swirling there, I'm trying to grasp them but can't, then I get frantic and make things I didn't really want, end up with loads of bits I can do nothing with but discard, when finally, after some more frustration and impatience, peace arrives and with it real inspiration and what I really wanted comes to life. Have you experienced this? (I'm sure it is a silly question :D)
And the tassel, finished at last! It is to be attached to the large piece above - should it or shouldn't it be, that is the question? But I'm not sure if I like it or not, or even if it will stay in one piece.... (I used glue). What's your input?
My art deco cuff I've been so proud of. I have given it a bit of sanding, but I'm afraid it's gonna take much more to achieve the state where I want it to be. But I don't know, is it just me, or did it really look so much better before sanding? Or it might just be the different light conditions?
I have had these in the "to be finished" box for ages. Finally I sorted out the ends (had to cut them actually, as they broke as I twisted wire around them...), but then I wasn't happy with the smaller "stones", so I thought I'd add some more gold speckles. But the speckles became knife-cut wounds! :D What do you think? Is it really horrible? How can I save it? Or will anyone like it as it is? Maybe I should offer it for a give-away? What do you say? (By the way, the sanding of this piece was a real pain in the sitting body part! No wonder it has been waiting so long to be finished.)
Some more houses for my brother to put on his shelf. Elena suggested that they would look cool as a necklace, and I agree. However, probably not at this size unless you want to walk around bent to the ground... :D
And finally something new, I've been playing around with texture plates these days. When I have no impetus to clay, I draw on some styrofoam plates and then check what it looks like on some scrap piece. The only thing is that I'd need to make the marks deeper, so that the texture is higher, and when I add mica powder it doesn't smear like on these pieces.
I think these earrings will have some kind of an inner thingy hanging from them as well. And I'll need to figure out what to do with the edge. They're pretty big (of course), although maybe not as huge as some others I've made. I like them :)
and the seeds to hang inside: