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The Voices

Yeeeeees...there have been voices in my head.
And they are asking me questions.
Especially after the last market where I did not sell a single new piece.

I question whether I am making pieces that are appealing (maybe appalling hehehe) or maybe my prices are too high?
maybe I should be making smaller pieces which equates to less expensive pieces?
if I should just give it all up?

I actually made a piece using gold instead of a more interesting, rusty bottle cap.  Just to give the piece more "worth".
I like those earrings!


WOW!  I am taking myself waaay too serious.
Okay, let us start over.
I must make the things my spirit wants to make.
let us begin.
Starting with a piece of turquoise.
Giving to me by a friend.  Do you see what I see?
I wonder?
This is a pretty big chunk of turquoise.  Sadly I did not want to make a custom bezel so decided on prong setting it.
Wow!  Now I want to bezel set it.  NO!
Those voices are talking again.  I must continue with my plan.
The back was made with 20g copper.
I pierced a design around edges.  Since I am into snakes these days I made little snakey things to go around the turquoise.  I also pierced the back with circles so you could see both sides of the stone.
Back side of the piece.
"Be Still" was stamped on the back.  Thanks to Mary Jane.
My mind needed stillness.

There was a slight design modification.
This is going to be a gift to my friend for her 50th birthday.  Therefore,
I had to make this pendant into a brooch as well because I was watching Drop Dead Diva
and the girl kept saying, "No one wears a brooch under 50!".
My little humor for mi amiga.
Anyway the back pin will cover the words.  :(
Oh well!
Prongs are all in place.  I had to have moved one prong 3 TIMES!
Check the fit.
Yay!  The stone fit in there nicely and was not a rattling.  Although that would be kind of cool considering the snakey things!

The bail and the back pin will be riveted on but before all that can happen I must clean up all my solder mess.

I leave you with these words I read from Andy Cooperman...

The riskiest thing that you can do is to be safe.



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