Thursday, March 29, 2012


So there I was doing what I was supposed to be doing, remaking, when a thought hit me. It wasn't a terribly amazing thought, but I immediately decided to change gears and started back to work on the doodle, hoping to arrive at a finished piece. What was the thought? I don't really remember, but I think it was something like, 'If you want to do something new so bad, do it...the remaking will still be there when you're done.' Though it was probably less cohesive than that in my head.

So the first thing I did was rework the stitch count on the design. The first version had all three points exactly the same and the center was bowing something terrible. Then I completely changed how the piece was worked. The time between starting the doodles and yesterday was so long that my mind was able to let go of the way I did it originally and try a fresh approach. Often I get so stuck in making something the way I did the very first time I tried it that I resist adjusting the design for any reason, even when it really needs it. I guess I'm stubborn that way, but I'm getting better and this rework made the design so much easier to construct.

Next was the question of what to do with the piece. I was stuck with a design choice and I decided to ask the internet again. It had actually been so long since I had any announcement of any kind that I think the facebook people to shocked to hear from me, but they and the twitter folk provided a general consensus on how to proceed. I hung the piece on chains and then went to work making matching earrings as well. In the end I decided to make a third small motif for a pendant. I still haven't decided whether or not to hang something off it though.

Hopefully today will have some sun and I can get photos of all the new stuff and get it all listed. Then I think I will feel much better about getting back to the remaking. Of course this new design is not done becoming all the things it can. my mind is still wrapping around all the things I can do with it, bracelets, ankle corsets, back drop necklaces...maybe even a mask. It feels nice to have a creative direction for a change.


Unknown said...

It really did turn out well. I love the design.

Tatfully Yours said...

Great new look!!

Crazy Mom! said...

This is pretty - should sell well!

Ann Martin said...

It's so very graceful!