Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Grumbly Ramblings

I finished a beautiful pendant that I had been working on in between some production pieces. It was one of those pieces that brought excitement at every new stage.
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Well, I finished everything and all was well. Then I went to set the giant plume jasper in the bezel. I gave the bezel a final go-around with the prong pusher and felt a slight wiggle. A wiggle that brought me back to when I was a kid and starting to loose my baby teeth. Slight at first, and then you couldn't keep your darn finger off it, and then bam! The dang thing just came loose.
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Ugh. This pendant will be re-thought, and re-made. Waaaahhhh- But I thought it was done. Woe is me. But I'm glad woe was me and not a buyer who found out I had done a not so perfect job on a seemingly perfect pendant. Back to the bench. Perfection is my middle name- along with Sleepy, Dopey, Grumpy, Smiley, Happy, Gassy and Doc.
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2 comments:

Margaux Lange said...

I can definitely relate to that frustration! I have a little saying pinned to the bulletin board above my bench that I take a deep breath and read when something like that happens… "better to break it, while YOU make it - worse to repair, once it's theirs."

:-)

KMJewelryStudio said...

Good advice. I may borrow that and put it up above my bench as well. Thanks