Monday, April 3

Back to the world of wire

Well after having fun painting for a bit I'm back at my bench. I know there are a lot of jewelry designers who have a "look" to their designs. When I see their jewelry I know who made it. Mine not so much. I'm not sure as an artist if this is a bad thing or not. I guess some artists/designers develop a style. Then there is that whole thing of selling your creations and different people having different taste in colors etc. So if you want to sell do you need to make a wider spectrum of work? Or do you just make what you want and hope it will sell? I have no idea. I know I don't want to make mainstream pieces. For the most part I make what I like and that makes me happy, so I guess that is the right path. I sure hope so.

Here are a few of my recent pieces. 

I have noticed as much as I try it's hard for me to create "random" looking jewelry. 
You would think it would be easy and I'm sure for a lot of people it is, but
my brain seems to want structure even in an off center design. Maybe it was
too many years being a graphic designer - always lining things up just so...who knows. 


I had drifted away from steampunk type designs and have gotten
back to making a few over the last few months. I enjoy the mixed 
materials I use in these. 


I finally completed this free form bracelet and gave it a test drive and
it wears very comfortable. 


A slight eastern influence, so I added jade in the mix. 


Here is one of the abstracts I painted and I used it for a background for
my dapper octopus. He is hanging out in the guest bath which I now call 
the Octopus Garden. 

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Well the bloom is off the rose with my new little house (really 12 years old). Sunday morning was off to a odd start with the outside part of my ac unit screaming and grinding to the point I went to the back door to see what was out there - dragons, transformers? 
No just the possible death throws of my ac unit.

I stopped on my way home from church Sunday and got a sub at Publix - oh they are wonderful if you haven't tried one - much better than any of the chains to me.  I was all set for binge watching the new episodes of Midsummer Murders on Netflix when...
I had a little flood in the guest bath, seems the toilet isn't draining out properly. Oh the joys of owning a house. So I have repair guys coming tomorrow and Wednesday and hopefully I won't be on a ramen noodle diet after I pay for the repairs. It's times like these I sure wish I'd paid more attention when Bobby fixed things around the house. We never called a repair person and it is a helpless feeling to have no clue what to do, or who to call. I'm learning thou but somedays it's just real hard. I'm just a 60+ southern woman spoiled by her husband and now trying to learn to stand on my own two feet. Sunday I stumbled, it won't be the last time I have to just keep walking. 

2 comments:

Quilt Rat said...

I LOVE each and every piece of jewelry you have created...you have a wonderful eye! Your octopuss on the abstract is fabulous....in his garden...perfect!
Sorry to hear that your painful loss has to rear its head like that....hopefully you will find a capable person to make things right and at a reasonable charge....Made me think of how we can take for granted those terrific skills a spouse just seems to innately have.

Royce said...

Thanks so much. I did find honest people to fix things.