Thursday, January 8, 2009

Trying New Things-A New Year's Resolution

Before Christmas I had a commission to make a necklace with this pendant and peridot. I think I strung it about three different ways and it never did look right. Finally I decided it needed a pendant dependant so I made one. Actually, I made four, until I got one like I wanted. (The pendant dependant is the little U shaped wire that the pendant is hanging from.) The nice thing about this one is that it is secure, but you can still remove the pendant and wear it on a neck wire. It looks really simple but it was the first time I've made one.

I've been thinking about New Year's resolutions. Here are some of the things I want to do:

  • Try new jewelry techniques, especially more wire work and Art Clay.
  • Post at least once a week on Etsy.
  • Submit some of my written works for publication. I already have several short stories.
  • Write some more, particularly fiction.
  • Make at least one component for jewelry everyday. Usually I just buy my findings, but I want to start making them.
  • Submit jewelry works for publication.


Kokopelli said...

This necklace is great! I think you found the perfect way to string it. Nice idea that you can take off the pendant and wear it with another chain/cord.

Leslie Todd said...

Thanks, Kokopelli!