Monday, September 6, 2010

A Peek into the Printers Drawer

It's Monday!

And that means it is time to give you a peek into the second compartment of the antique printers drawer I am storing lovely things in.


This is an incomplete piece.
I am trying to teach myself Susan Lenart Kazmer's tab settings and I have a few pieces like this. But I didn't plan ahead very well and it doesn't have a bail in the back. Which is okay, I guess I can drill holes in the top corners and use it as a plaque pendant. I am on the fence about what to pair it up with; the diamond link chain in weathered patina or an ocean blue chain that seems to bring out the blue in the Azurite Chrysocolla cab.




I hate putting away incomplete things because I forget about them when they are out of sight. Whatever halts their progress, whether it be a lack in skill or a design decision, sometimes needs to just simmer on the back burner while the mind works it out.
Putting it in one of the open compartments so I remember it should help me move forward with its completion.
Right?
:) 

18 comments:

  1. Oooo...that's lovely! Let it simmer...sometimes I do this and come up with a design that I love.

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  2. Thanks for sharing Shannon! Always a joy to see your treassures. If you want my humble opinion, I think the ocean blue chain looks better. Something with the rounder shapes and the darker colour that goes nicely with that pendant.

    DARLING! Your big stuffed parcel arrived about an hour ago. It looks marvellous at the first glance. Later today I will take out all the things from their bags, and start thinking about what I will do with them. I am so in the mood for making earrings. But that round toggle just screams "Take me first, take me first! And make a beautiful rustic bracelet!". We will se who wins the battle. I'll get back.
    All my best, Malin

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  3. What kind of stone is that?? It's awesome!

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  4. right! great bezel - i am loving learning how to create those as well... imho - i like the second chain (bottom photo)... enjoy your monday...

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  5. Right...I agree about unfinished things, sometimes they just are not meant to be completed at that time,it will all come together when it is right. I do like the blue chain,like you said it brings out the blue in the stone.

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  6. this focal is amazing..
    i really like the way the second chain works with it..
    i totally agree about unfinished projects..out of sight out of mind..if a project goes into a closed box,i forget about it...

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  7. I vote for the dark blue chain. nice!

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  8. Thanks for sharing peeks into the antique printers drawer! I also like the ocean blue chain with the pendant. I am with you about putting uncomplete projects away, they will never get done. Example: my drawing for mom for her birthday, from last year. It is a drawing of my grandma holding my mom when she was a baby. I hit a section that I am having trouble drawing and away it went. I really need to get that drawing out and finish it for her. Oh well.
    I hope you had a wonderfully long holiday weekend!
    Beth

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  9. I vote for the ocean blue chain as well. I have a few unfinished projects safely out of my sight. The stars have to be aligned just right for that final spark to finish a piece, and sometimes that can take years... I seemed to have missed your first printer drawer posting, going to look for it now. Have a great week.

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  10. how gorgeous! i just love your style. the printer's drawer is a perfect setting for such a pretty necklace. my neck would be even better! ;) nice job!

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  11. Oh, how clever are you! The pendant is gorgeous, I love your cold connections ;-) I think the ocean blue chain is perfect for this...you're right, it really brings out the beautiful colours in the cab.

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  12. Ocean Blue!!! I love this peaking thing! Thanks so much and WOW!!!!

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  13. Shannon that is wonderful! What talent you have Miss Fickle!! <3

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  14. I vote for the Ocean Blue chain-- love that pendant! I agree that when a design bogs, you should just let it sit for awhile. Simmer, you know, like a creative stew. At least that's what I do. I'm working on a necklace now that's too heavy visually on one side so I'm taking a photo and printing it out so I can make notes on where to move the pieces. That seems to work.

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  15. I just love love love this pendant. And the fact that SLK inspired it is even cooler, as she's one of my very favorite inspirations. Glad you shared this piece~~~

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