I made good progress on the Urchin Wings: Peacock Mirror Pendant/Brooch yesterday getting most of the illustrations done. And last night the third attempt at the support for the scarf slider and pin back gave me what I was looking for, so I should be able to get that illustrated today. Then I have to tackle the illustrations for actually putting all the components together....that's the not so easy part.
I'd like to have all the illustrations complete today as tomorrow I need to go get my car serviced for the trip to Vegas which I'm hoping to do on Thursday. So just having the words to write tomorrow would be perfect :)
The secret project I'm working on made me get innovative as I had to come up with a temporary support to reach the desired effect. I was very relieved when the thing didn't collapse on me when the support was removed and I think it's a valuable tool for those times when something is tricky. Definitely a good tip that might be useful even when you're not working on something quite as big as I am right now.
Of course I'm having lots of 'spin-off' ideas with this project some of them are actual 'spinning' ideas :)
Enough with the mystery...it's hard not to tell you what I'm doing but I'd rather have it be a surprise and not get my idea stolen before I've brought it into fruition.
A lot of my ideas lately are not for jewelry and it's interesting to see where seed beads can go. Many ideas for wall art and sculpture. Who I am as a beader seems to be morphing and the direction I thought I was heading in six months ago doesn't seem right for me now. I had thought that once I moved I would be teaching every week up and down CA but I'm now feeling that teaching just a few times a year will allow me to take my beading into the direction it seems to want to go. My roots are in art, painting and sculpture so I guess it's no surprise that the beads want to go there too. The tricky part will be balancing it all no doubt :)