Isn't the whole idea to put components together?
I'm not alone in this....I hear other jewelry artists talking about the same thing. Or working for hours/days on a piece only to wake up somewhere down the line & look at it and just shake their head....wondering what led them to create such a thing.
Somewhere along the way, we just have to trust ourselves & stop second guessing. I think it's not unlike when I'm working on a painting or collage...and wonder..."is it done?" There are times when I know it's done. I look forward to the day when that happens with my jewelry designs. ;)
|Less is More|
|I think I've improved making these little babies.|
And now I'm working on some bead links to be added to the second chain.
I hope I don't take it apart.
I'm trying to be mindful of why I make the choices I do...so I won't have to re-do so many things in the future. I know that I actually lean toward earthy, gritty colors & textures more than delicate, pastel ones. And I think that's what happened here.
However...having said that, I also think the bottom line with this piece might be that I'm not completely happy with the original design of the ginkgo leaf... I think in my mind, the stem is bending too much. I'm not really surprised by that, since at the time I was more obsessed with the process of carving the ginkgo leaf in a lino block as a mold for bronze clay. Now it looks like I may have to carve another one. ;)