As mentioned in my last post, I've been busy catching up on many projects, most of which have been long overdue for my attention.
A drawer, filled with necklaces, bracelets and earrings all begging to be revamped, fixed or totally disassembled and re-fabricated. Over the years I had stashed these pieces away with good intentions and the promise of mañana, but as that old song goes; "Tomorrow never comes".
Quite often the problem with the piece of jewelry was that the clasp was difficult to close. Difficult enough that a customer would prefer not to purchase it. These were the first pieces I decided to tackle, replacing obstinate clasps with something more user friendly.
Then there were those pieces that were okay but just not note-worthy. They were the pieces that when completed I hadn't felt that flush of joy at how they turned out. In the back of my mind they were okay and sometimes "okay" just isn't good enough . . . if you know what I mean?
These are just a tiny portion of the remakes that I've been preoccupied with, and no, I haven't cleaned out that "Fix-it or Remake it" drawer. Probably I will never see the bottom of that drawer, but at least I've managed to make a dent in it . . . albeit a small dent. Have you experienced that sensation where you're not really disappointed in something that you've made but you're not ecstatic about it either ?