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Activity, conflictedness, and a grand opening

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Assembling jewelry

One of the new pendants

You’d think with all of the clay rolling, image transferring, baking, re-baking, baking again, sanding, buffing, cutting, twisting, and assembling there has been around here, that I’d have something to show for it.  You’d think.  I’m not sure what made me think that image transfers could be my “thing.”  They have never been my thing.  We have never gotten along, image transfers and I.

The Mr. and I had a getaway last night, thanks to my lovely sister-in-law who passed along to us a gift certificate she won.  We had a lovely time at a local B&B.  It was a nice, cool night, so we opened all of the windows in the room, turned on the gas fireplace, put on the fluffy robes we found in the closet, and talked, and talked, and talked.  One of the many things we discussed was my current clay project, and how it would be so much easier to abandon the transfer idea and bring the pendants to life another way.

I’ve begun to give serious thought to that, going so far as to buy some of the supplies today on the way home from the inn.  Abandoning my clay? Oy.

Wearing a new pendant

And yet… even with part of the image sanded-off, I do really like the way the clay pendants look.  And feel.  So smooth and touchable.  I can’t help but think a little more experimenting will yield fabulous results.

But will all of the work required to make the perfect pendant price this jewelry right out of my usual market??  I’m conflicted.

More thinking and learning to do this week, it seems!

In the meantime, I just could not wait to open that new Etsy shopAnd so I did.  No jewelry in there yet, but I am selling prints of my favorite beach photos.  And for those who like to take their poison digitally, I’ve got desktop backgrounds available for download.  I hope you’ll check it out.

Thanks for all of your support and encouragement!  If you have any feedback or ideas for the new shop, suggestions for what other photos you’d like to see in there, thoughts on image transfers, etc.  I’m always interested in hearing such things.

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