If you are like me, you have boxes of things that you just might need one day. When I’m making something that looks good but isn’t what I want right then, it goes into one of those boxes. And yes those boxes are organized with the hope that I will remember to look in them. We jewelry artists work with tiny parts and I still wonder how to organize, catalog and remember to look. Maybe part of the creative process is the surprise of finding one of the pieces.
I just finished a necklace and did not like any of the clasps I had in my fastener box. I took out my wire and made one. I did not think it looked like the necklace either. So I made another and another and finally made one I really liked. Into the ‘fastener box’ went the ones that were not perfect for this project. I realized that I was starting a collection of my handmade fasteners. I have brass, bronze, copper and silver. I think I need to make a piece of jewelry starting with the clasp! Just sharing…..