Monday, April 2, 2012

EtsyMetal Blog Carnival - 3.2.12 - Nobody's Perfect

This month's EtsyMetal blog carnival is "Nobody's Perfect" - Care to share a piece of your work that did not turn out quite as beautiful as you had planned?
Perhaps you have an interesting experience that went awry...
Do tell!

What a fun topic!
I used to do so much experimenting... and then often just kept my messed up experiments! I know a lot of jewelers have scrap boxes. It is part of the great thing about working with metal - even when you mess up, the metal is still good and can either be melted down or turned in to something else.

Here are a few of my favorite disasters:
(sorry for the horribly fuzzy photos this morning)

The top two photos were when I was working on setting stones from the back of a piece as opposed to on top in a normal bezel... apparently you can see how well that was working for me! haha!

Make sure to check out the other participants this month!

Inbar Bareket
Anne Walker
Michele Grady Designs
TK Metal Arts
Evelyn Markasky


Evelyn Markasky said...

I can see why you would keep your disasters! I totally love that organic look!

tkmetalarts said...

It's so true that we are lucky to be working with metal where nothing goes to waste. Besides recycling the disasters, we gain experience that no classroom or teachers can do for us.

Inbar Bareket said...

Love yours :-)
I almost always keep disasters. You can never know where it ends .... LOL...