I had a plan.
This is as far as the plan went:
|Necklace mandrel with copper shaped and ready to forge.|
I stopped that plan and began to look at the copper wire. As usual, I began to see something else...two somethings as a matter-of-fact.
I ended up cutting the piece into two other pieces and plan to add in a third piece that I have already completed.
I sat down with my, now THREE pieces of silver-on-copper wire, bronze wire and some very pretty faceted pink opal beads - and immediately dumped out a container of findings. Ok...there's a mess to clean up. Next - the bronze wire won't go through the opals. Plan B - other wires do not go through the opal beads. Try another bead - how about a pearl?
How about I stab myself with the bronze wire ... ? Blood everywhere.
It was time to say "uncle" and push the pause button on this project.
Meanwhile I have the new Ornament magazine - I am always in awe of the work that they feature - and read a magnificent article about Charles Pinckney. He calls his work "wearable sculpture." Each piece has a name and narrative to go with it.
I've had an interesting idea for my work that I have not acted on...and that is going to change.
Stay tuned to future "Piece a Week" posts...I have a feeling they are going to be a bit different!