It's hard for me to look at any technique simply. It's probably the thing that's given me the hardest time in learning new skills. I think about chain and I see a world of snake chains, diamond cut figaro chains and micro chain.
Not every complex idea is a disaster. I've talked at length about playing with woven chain.
My approach is not entirely without success, it's just that heading at full speed into a careful and detailed task and lead to tears and frustration much of the time.
This last year, I've been taking classes. Forcing myself to slow down, ask for help when I really need it. And it's been wonderful.
And now that I have that time free, I'll be writing about it.
Forging-Yes, after a couple of years of self teaching, I didn't realize that this title referenced a specific technique.
And then the more advanced techniques that these skills make possible
Marriage of Metals
Design of complete pieces of jewelry
Tube and hopefully more complex settings.
I am by no means an expert yet, and so I won't be posting complex how-to guides. But I do hope I can share, and therefore reinforce for myself, the basic lessons I've learned.
I cannot say for certain what the future will hold, but I do know that I've found work and art that inspires me and gives me real joy. Thank you for letting me share with you.