Sunday, July 26, 2009

Latest Additions

I'm planning to do another jewelry shoot in a couple weeks; some friends of mine have agreed to model for me, and hopefully Jessica will join us to lend her photographic wizardry to the mix. In the meantime, though, I went ahead and added several of my latest to my Etsy page. Figured I might as well show 'em off. And, y'know, there's always the vague possibility of selling them.

I've been on a roll. I'm going to be teaching a class in early August on how to do the chainmail-around-the-pendants technique. It's easy, in principle -- a bit difficult in execution. There's a lot of tweaking involved, and re-doing your work when you mess up. I'm a little nervous about how my students will react. If they thought the Japanese Chainmail earrings were hard, they ain't seen nothin' yet!

But I've been putting in a lot of practice. I really ought to do some less "showy" pieces, though. I guess I always figure, more is better. But not always. I need to try and keep it simple. I'll see if I can shift gears and whip out some necklaces & earrings that don't take me all day!