Saturday, November 04, 2006

Some crazy circles and gems....
I made this today amid the chaos of what has become my home life lately... chasing my two year old around trying to get gemstones out of his mouth (no I did not use those in this piece!) and taking care of a sick 4 year old. Ahhh.... Life doesn't get any crazier than this! At least I remembered to turn off my torch before sprinting after my 2 year old! So, I guess that means that the plus side of today is that I didn't burn my house down! OH! And I made this necklace! I was hoping to create more today but am always amazed when I'm actually "allowed" to finish anything!
I have definitely found a greater appreciation for work at home moms (which is EVERY mom, whether they run a business or not) in the past 4 years.
I'm starting to feel like my jewelry is as random and chaotic as my life right now! I look at other jewelers/designers and they seem to have a particular cohesive style. I just have whatever comes out of my head at the moment. I sketch designs out but try not to think about them too much - action is the key to getting anything done when you're a mother! Thinking, dreaming, philosophizing, figuring out the little technical quirks before you start working doesn't seem to cut it anymore. My motto now is: Think it and do it FAST before the little guy tries to break into the room (and devour gemstones) while you're torching an intricate piece (that could melt into a puddle of disaster at any moment). And I used to be such a dreamer.... ahhhh.... those were the good ol' days. :)


Frizz said...

This is original. How do you come up with this? Beautiful work!

I feel spoiled being child-free and all. I don't know how you fit it all in!

Mina said...

As my Mother used to say to me "how'd you like to have four?" But in your case Mamoons could have said "how'd you like to have seven!" I can't even imagine. These crazy days when the children were small will all be a wonderful memory some that you will wish you could revisit....really! Cherish every moment.

Wonderful blog spot and such beautiful work. thanks for sending me the address.Love Aunt Mina