i put aside my afternoon for some studio work. i spent a few hours, but it ultimately came to nothing except lessons to 1. pay attention and 2. trust my instincts.
this started as a bracelet. i strung and re-strung garnet, labradorite and silver beads and knotted and re-knotted leather. alas, nothing seemed to be nicely asymmetrical AND laying on my wrist right. then i started conceiving of it as the front part of a necklace...i suspect this decision was in part made because i could justify making it symmetrical if i knew it was to be a part of a necklace. so i went along, tra-la-la, liking the look of my beads and leather. but then i realized....
that i has started this as a bracelet and it had a single loop on one side...and no tidy way to make a single loop on the other side....grrr.....
and THIS honker, that i've been working on for (literally) years? i knew a single strand of leather would be visually way too thin for this large piece, yet i went ahead and put it on anyway. not to mention the weird doubled up middle section.
part of the problem is that i had decided that these would be finished today. so i went forward (willy-nilly) with that plan, even when it became clear in both cases that today was not a finishing day.
on the positive side, i think these are both going in a positive direction...i guess another day will have to be finishing day.