It all started when I was cleaning up the dining room table, which yet again has become my "temporary" workspace. The porcelain 3 hole connector is one I made with no particular vision in mind. In my sorting through the bits and bobs, it ended up next to one of the bronze charms I made last week. And it sort of clicked. But alas, I had no proper oval jump rings that I liked. So one thing led to another and I made them from 18 gauge brass wire. Now if you had told me 6 months ago that I would make jump rings, I would have laughed. Politely of course.
Once I hooked everything together, the top of the pendant looked unfinished. Nothing scattered around the table appealed to me to finish this off. And then I thought, if I can make jump rings, I can fashion some sort of hanger thing for this piece. I have found I really like bending wire then flattening it out. There is something deeply satisfying about this.
I don't actually consider this a finished piece. The bronze clay work really is in early development. But I do see some possibilities in combining these different pieces and different methods of working.
By the way, the dining room table looks much like it did when I started cleaning. But I have decided that living with chaos on the table is a good thing. It encourages serendipity.
Happy Sunday and have a good week