Our hook-ins are usually lively, like we've gotten out of solitary confinement and need to laugh and chat all at once. The collective noise is ongoing and usually there isn't a lull but at one point we all went unusually quiet and it was so out of character someone commented how strange it was to be able to hear a pin drop. Usually the cackles can be heard down the street and I often wonder what the tenant, on the other side of the wall, thinks about our Wednesday evening gatherings.
I was the odd man out last evening. I've been working on making a piece of the broken Cranberry Glass into a wire wrapped pendent. Talk is cheap and I've been saying I planned to do this for years and it's time to crap or get off the pot! So I've given myself a deadline of tonight to finish and mark the accomplishment off my bucket list. I've been paving quite a long stretch of highway with all my good intentions and it's time to shut down the road crew!
But...I don't know if I've lost my bling touch or because the piece, which will commemorate my mother, needs a higher level of talent to execute, but I'm not happy they way it's turning out so back to the drawing board. I'm trying to make it extra special and there's only so much one can do with a bunch of wire and some pearls. Maybe it's been too long since I made the last pieces and I've lost the skill? I went home and ripped out what I'd started and hope to begin again this evening. I'm too fussy for my own good but if I plan to wear this piece when I haul out my pink shirts, well it can't look like chopped liver! I want to wear it and look down and smile, think about mom and have a warm fuzzy feeling, not bury its ugliness deep in my jewelry box and forget about it......
This is an old Garrett pattern.