Saturday, January 21, 2017

Trial and Error

I finished the necklace for my mother.  Instead of finishing with tie-offs like on the necklace I made for myself (see previous post), I made her necklace one continuous loop.

Then, I wanted to make a pair of earrings to match, but my mother is not as fond of fish-hook ear wires as I am.  For hoop type earrings, she prefers this type of earring:
So, last night, I started working on making a hoop earring that would sit snugly and stably on this ear post yet still be durable as well as pretty.  I made a couple of samples that did not work, but had another idea.  I was just about to begin again when I noticed the clock was reading 2AM!  Time for bed.

Today, I tried again, but the idea from last night did not work either.  I was in that tedious but interesting phase of developing a technique.  Making sample after sample gets tedious, but I enjoy figuring out a puzzle...so it balances out.

And, yes, I am a bit of a perfectionist...but I wanted it to be right.  So, after a couple more samples that did not work, I finally got it!
The hoops work and Mom loves them.  Mission accomplished.

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