My Headphones Keep Me Working
Told you I went back to work. The first long-neglected project awaiting my tender attentions was my Sampler submission, which has been floating around in project limbo since the moment I posted about it. It’s hard to convince myself to sit down and repeat the same design over and over (I am not made for wholesale, methinks), but, equipped with podcasts, I hammered it out.
I made those little white heart earrings until I ran out of little white hearts, then counted my modest harvest: 42 pairs. Damn. I wanted to break fifty. The solution was to pull out all my various odds and ends and see what I could throw together.
And more of the same. I’ve had these old and tarnished charms sitting around forever and haven’t been able to figure out a way to use them (I don’t have many vintage brass-or-whatever findings with the appropriate levels of oxidation on hand), but I really like how they look with the fine silver chain. I plan to make a bunch more and sell them in my shop, if only to finally get these particular charms off my hands.
The other way I kept myself going through this stack of unfulfilling projects was to stop and make something small (and different!) on the side whenever I felt the urge to up and leave. I ended up with a pair of earrings in silver and something that also looks like brass to me (this could be because I don’t know recall what brass looks like) and a pendant made of bright, cheery plastic buttons.
Look closer here.
And another view, here.
All that I’ve made which isn’t going to the Sampler will be going up in a big fat store update that I’m working on. I’m trying to get all the descriptions and other details written up in advance, so that I can hammer through the actual update in a few hours. Wish me luck with it.