Monday, March 10, 2008
Goofing Around with a New Jewelry Technique
Here's a funky looking pendant I made this weekend. I read about a technique to put color on copper in the Jewelry Artist Network forum and wanted to try it. It took turpentine and gesso and colored pencils and lots of time and layers...and looks a bit weird. But I learned a lot! And I have a few ideas for the future.
So here's the pic of the finished pendant and a pic of the colored metal by itself. How fun to play...
Great quotation from Norman Vincent Peale's "Power of Positive Thinking" (one of my all-time favorite books in the universe):
Mr. Peale is quoting a wise man...."when asked how he overcame his difficulties,"How do I get through a trouble? Well, first I try to go around it, and if I can't go around it, I try to get under it, and if I can't get under it, I try to go over it, and if I can't go over it, I just plow right through it." Then he added, "God and I plow right through it."
So my dear blog friends, I hope you are not having any trouble right now, but if you are, remember this wise man's philosophy! And may God and you plow right through it!