Well, phew, I made it! And here it is, the final project of March.
It’s a cuff bracelet braided and woven of 20 gauge jeweler’s bronze wire.
(Click on any of the pics for a closer look.)
Woven in are a floral finding and a few 4mm Swarovski crystals.
Those wire coils on the end loops were first coiled on the Coiling Gizmo, then slid onto the wires when needed. This is a much faster, easier and neater way of doing it rather then trying to wrap each individual coil onto the loops.
I love the way a hard material like wire can have such an organic and flowing look.
My newer readers may not realize what I’ve been doing this past month. At the beginning of March I challenged myself to take the time to do something creative and blog about it every weekday in March.
So, what did I learn from this challenge?
- There IS time to do the things you set your mind to do. (Just gotta get off the stinkin’ computer more, lol.)
- Making a commitment to others is great incentive for FINDING that time.
- Blogging about it makes a project take many times longer than just the creating of it.
- You never know whether a project is going to be a success until you dive in and try.
- Often the failures are the roots of future successes.
None of this was stuff I didn’t know already, but what I’d hoped would happen did. I get into the habit of breaking free of the inertia that kept me reading about, watching about & planning about new projects and got to WORKING on them.
Was the challenge worthwhile? Absolutely. Am I going to continue it into April? Sorry, but no, it was too time consuming. Hopefully, though, as a result of getting my butt into gear, you’ll be seeing lots more productivity in the coming months. 🙂
What challenges do you face in the work you do? What have you found to be ways to overcome them?