Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Wednesday's Worktable

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I've been doing enough of these worktable posts to realize that I have a monthly creative rhythm. This week? Well, it's the second week of the month, so that means I'm focused on preparation and brainstorming... Gathering materials and considering designs, starting preliminary work--this time with a little bit of vacation planning thrown in.

That being said, I'm also trying to take time just to play around... And that's what lead me to bringing out my hammering tools, and making some headpins: 

 You know, just for fun.

Now, I know I'm not exactly the world's best wire-worker, but it is good to continue practicing and learning. Besides, those bits of wire were leftovers from another project... And what better way to put them to use than create something with them?

I did some digging around in my odds-and-ends pile and came up with the above collection of beads: wood and copper and glass, mixed with some paper beads I made from a magazine my mother was re-purposing.

So, eventually, some of those leftover wire scraps became this pair of earrings:

Fun and long and extremely light (wood and paper really are great earring materials in the weight department), these earrings actually match none of my other current projects--and that makes them even more playful. I'm a firm believer in the importance of experimentation and play, after all--it stretches abilities and ideas while giving permission to fail... And is just plain fun, too. :)

Thank you so much for stopping by today to see what I've been working on... Have a lovely Wednesday, everyone!

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