Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Once in a while it's all about me . . .

The set up: Sunday night. 9:00pm. Bored. Too early for bed. Finished my book and refuse to turn on the tv. I excuse myself and head out to the pile of rock slabs in the shop where a cat joins me, watching from the windowsill. I find a little bit of Prehnite about the size of your little fingernail and I start to polish.

Monday morning: Using a scrap of silver from another project, I set this stone in a simple bezel, added a long loop for a bail. Change my mind and saw it off and use a tiny slice of tubing for a bail.
I am always surprised when a piece is in progress at how rough and messy it is, metal covered with glassy flux, bits of melted metal, sharp metal edges, a completely nasty piece. But in no time it's polished and hung from a snake chain, now around my neck. I marvel. I'm satisfied that I've fabricated a piece from beginning to end for my own pleasure.

Once in a while, it's all about me and what I want to make for my own creative satisfaction. No worries about finishing a handful of work for a gallery or listing on my etsy site. This is just mine. Unless someone falls in love with it while I'm wearing it. Then . . . awww . . . I'm a sucker for a compliment.


Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

I really admire your talent. That stone is so lovely too. I can't get over that color. Like translucent honeydew.

Louise said...

I find it hard to keep things too Lynn. But if this were mine I would definitely be keeping it. Its a beaut.
Louise xxx

Jill said...

I'm glad you made it for yourself. It's beautiful. Very sophisticated look. I am also quite fond of what I believe to be felted beads in the photo.

Two Dog Pond said...

beautiful, Lynn! and you wearing it will make it even better!

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Making things for ourself every now and again (or even more often!) is a very important thing.
Self-care at its finest :)


silver.work said...

Thanks, kids. Jill, the twin acorns are from Lisa 'Lil Fish Studios' and if you aren't familiar with her, then get ready to be blown away. Lovely work and such a honey to visit with!


mywifesstudio said...

Very Beautiful and you deserve it!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful - I love the same of the stone and the simplicity of the setting - perfect.