In the last few months I have expanded my artistic journey to include jewelry making. Admittedly I have made some pieces that would not meet my level of perfection… but then I had to stop myself.
I had been throwing out everything that was imperfect and this morning it hit me. If God judged me like that I would have been tossed out a long time ago. The Imperfect Knot might not be pretty but was created from bits and pieces of metals from completed projects. While a recycled project, it can still serve a purpose. Like this bit of imperfection none of us are perfect but we all have a purpose.
While this ring may look more complete it too was a recycled project. One of my biggest frustrations in using soft metals is the unwanted scratches and dents. To make them a little less noticeable I added a few dents of my own.
Working with metal is definitely giving me a lesson in patience. Continue to follow me on my artistic journey.
Those that know me know I never stop looking for that next adventure in crafting. The past few weeks I have been tampering with metal in particular wire. While I have had experience beading I have not designed with wire itself.
While I love designing anything this is one art that has really tested my patience. I typically like things that I can complete pretty quickly with the exception of painting. I can do a painting in a few hours and sometimes it may take a week or longer.
I think some days there must be a little angel perched on my shoulder to keep me focused. Otherwise, I would surely wreak havoc with some of my projects.
Wire wrapping is not difficult but is time consuming. Here are some of my completed projects to date:
If you are interested in learning this craft there are great videos on both YouTube and Rumble.
Expand your horizon and learn a craft. May God richly bless you.
So today I have been beading. I started out the day doing simple earrings:
This afternoon I started a Native American style fringe earring. These are worked with very small seed beads added to a beading needed. You first start by making a ring and then working back through half of them to start the brick pattern. These take quite a while to complete but worth the effort. There are patterns on pinterest and on the Fire Mountain Gem website.