...It's also fun to look at those forgotten projects, and get completely new inspiration on what to do with them.
Today's worktable is a perfect illustration of that. You see, I found a pair of vintage earrings in the pile that needed new earwires. I had chucked them there with that very intent--to just put them on new earwires, and be done with it.
Only, I had gotten distracted and completely forgot about them... and when I found them there today, I started to have ideas. Namely: what if, instead of just changing the earwires, I made the earrings into pendants?
|Oh, look, I made one of the earrings into a pendant.|
Well, that was simple enough. I even made earrings to match!
But what to do with the second vintage earring, that was now all alone? I didn't want it to feel neglected.
And so I started routing through my bead stash, and now this is what I have brewing on my worktable:
|Pendant in the middle, possible earrings on the upper left, |
and a bunch of coordinating beads to play with!
...And that's how one forgotten pair of vintage earrings with bad earwires has turned into this:
|Pretty things in the making!|
I have gotten a lot better at organizing my stash and staying on top of my projects--finishing them once I start them, not putting them off, and so forth--but every once and awhile it's exciting when something forgotten turns up again and leads to an unexpected surge of creating. And what can I say--I love this color combination!
Thanks for joining me today for a glimpse onto my worktable... Happy first Wednesday of February, everyone!