Wednesday, November 11, 2009

CHAIN, CHAIN, CHAIN

"I wear the chain I forged in life...I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girdled it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it".
Charles Dickens- A Christmas Carol


The last couple of days I've been working on making chains. I cut about a million jump rings of different inside diameters and then turned them into literally yards of fine silver chain. This winter, when things quiet down, I'm looking forward to assembling all of of this chain into necklaces and bracelets. I never seem to have enough time for assembly. I sell a lot of components and pendants at shows, for other jewelry makers to make into things. Whenever I make finished jewelry, it sells well, so I'm determined to spend my snowy quiet days doing just that. I have some amazing stones that I've been hoarding from the amazing Gary Wilson, a lapidary in Tucson as well as a lot of wonderful things I bought last year at the Gem Show. Heck, if I don't get these things made into pieces, how on earth can I justify going to the shows this year?

2 comments:

TheNikiProject said...

Yes! You must do something with the stones so you don't talk yourself out of coming to the show next year. It's only about 2 1/2 months away! Luckily, I live in Tucson so I don't have to justify a trip. I just spend a day going around the city. lol.

Cris Leonard said...

Niki, maybe we can meet up and shop or do lunch. I used to live there so I still know my way around!