Saturday, November 6, 2010

so a woman has a deadline -

and it's, um, today... 


she started out with the best of intentions - with a list that was refined during the week... components finished (each and every step)... and all that was really necessary was to sit in one spot and put them together... 


and then, she woke up and had one of those 'hey, what if i...' moments... 


did she:


a - stick to the list
b - generally stick to the list, but be flexible about it
c - veer completely off course and have a blast making 8 rings... yes, 8... 


'venture forth' came first... a translation of my earrings into a ring... there is a 'Q' instead of an 'O', to serve as a reminder that we all make mistakes, but must keep the big picture in mind...  set things right and get back on track... 


then came a 'what if i soldered 2 cupped discs together?' which meant i had to play with two levels of soldering... and figure out the order of some other steps... 



the 'emerge' rings have a lotus at the center of the base...

and then 'what if i etched some of the metal
and added some silk?'


or tried it with enamel...


and etched the back?

or figured out a ring to set off one of marsha neal's connectors for her my mom pattie etsy shop?

or played with etching, patina and silk?

and then there is one that is unfinished - the patina is setting - but i love the construction and wish i had taken a picture prior to adding the color... 
this one is very 3 dimensional... 

by the way, the woman chose answer 'c'... actually, she didn't choose it, it chose her...

oh, i did also make a leaf pendant to go along with one of lean weih's acorns (which i am not so sure i can part with)... 

and finish a special order for a friend - i made her a lotus disc to go along with the 'moon' resin and moonstone... 



let's see,  intake for the exhibit is until 1pm... i still have time!

16 comments:

Diane said...

Oh my goodness--I love your jewelry!!!

Barbara Lewis said...

Really great work, Maire! Love seeing the transitions.

MaCarroll Beads said...

That made me crack up!!! Probably, because I can completely relate.....and go figure...I think it was worth it in the end. Look at what you came up with!! Those are fabulous and have me very inspired to make my own rings using my ceramic beads. When you are done doing what you need to do to meet your deadline, or maybe in another post, I would love to see how you made the ring part of those......!!!

Alice said...

Why is it that a looming deadline seems to make the creativity flow?

I love your creations, and with each new photo I gasped in delight. Beautiful stuff!!!!

TesoriTrovati said...

oh my. those are some of the best pieces yet! i am in love with the rings. and the soldering. and the patinas. and the etching. you, dear one, have a way with these materials and a style that is completely your own. i love it and now i am coveting having more of it!

enjoy the day.
erin

Patty said...

Wowza! I can just feel your energy reading this. But it's not an unfamiliar theme, alas I have failed to resist the same call while preparing for a show. I'm thinking it's the right thing to do, and it's all meant to work out the way it does. These are wonderful creations, MJ!

steufel said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely - I'm in awe!

Chris said...

Hahaha! How fun is this post!!! I love the way you ran with your inspiration and joyfully created these great pieces. And I know you'll finish your deadline piece too. I have faith in you! You GO GIRL~~~(yes, way old corny saying!)
You are my hero~~

sundownbeaddesigns said...

Your SO productive! Sounds like you were in your "happy" place and art was just flowing out of you. Your pieces are lovely!

Judy said...

Yes, I agree with Shelby you are definitely in your happy place! I just love the enameled ring and the etched pieces, they are my favorites!

Kelli said...

The etching patina & silk is my FAV!!!!!!! GORGEOUS!!! I SO need to learn how to etch. MJ those are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Createology said...

Your artistic jewelry is over the moon with creativity. Happy extra hour creating...

Don said...

Awesome work! Who needs lists anyway?

Sharon P said...

Love the earthy, rustic edginess in your work, especially when there's no pressure! ;)

BlueAntiquities said...

Your so cute Mary Jane! Lovin' the mixed techniques and of course...FIBERS!

diane cook said...

MJ....I love all these rings~ALOT!!!

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