Tonight I wanted to work on making some jewelry. And… the unevitable happened, I was frozen with all of my supplies in front of me, and didn’t know where to start first. (Maybe it’s because I wasn’t watching American Idol, LOL) The challenge however was no laughing matter. I looked at my bin of beads and I just didn’t know where to start first. I learned a wonderful technique of bending wire, and wanted to do a pair of hot earrings, but they didn’t happen. (I should have taken a picture of this… maybe next time.)
I tried a few things, until I began wrapping beads around two cowrie shells.
Then I decided that I would make a Shango inspired necklace with a pair of matching earrings. I brought out my board and began working. This went a lot better.
I still haven’t finished it, as the finished product I wasn’t thrilled with, but you know what? I learned a lot on this necklace.
- Don’t take it so seriously
- Add your beads carefully – If I rush, then I can make mistakes, and I will have to redo a lot of my work which is not only time consuming, but frustrating.
- Do not seal the piece – This I learned with a necklace of times past. I finished it, and held it against my neck. I wasn’t quite sure about it, and decided to shift some parts of the necklace (as it will be double stranded). I am taking a break, and I will be able to shift things around and put them together.
All in all, I am very happy that I have begun this set, and I cannot wait to show you, the outcome.