Friday, September 12, 2014

On the work bench

                                                                  by Kelli Pope

So many projects.  So little time.

  Working in batches helps me to be more creative by having more components, bead options when I sit down to make jewelry: copper components, ceramic beads & pendants, pewter pendants & charms, enameled copper beads & pendants, etc. So, at any given time, there are projects in process all over the house!
Here are a few of the pieces on the bench now.

Finished, glazed ceramic pendants, beads.  This glaze should have come out a rich ruby red. its much darker than expected, but a great color for Fall.

Pewter pendants, components.

Enameled copper disc, awaiting matching enameled beads

Bisque fired clay beads patiently waiting for me to find time to glaze them.

Sometimes it feels completely chaotic, but I never get bored. And there is always something to spark my creativity.

How do you work?  One piece of jewelry at a time? 
Or in creative chaos?


Carol Dekle said...

Your beads are gorgeous Kelli! How lucky you are to be able to play with them! For me, it depends on my mood, if I just want to bang on metal all day, then I work in blissful chaos. I have created some of the most interesting pieces that way. Other times I plan and create 1 or 2 pieces of the same design. I'm excited to see your finished creations!

Shaiha said...

I tend to work on one design at a time because that design tends to bubble up through my subconscious and demands my whole attention. I wish that I could put it aside when I get frustrated and work on something else.

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