A new leaf

What a crazy week this has been. I have not had a moment to slow down since the weekend before last.

In my jewelry production class we were given the assignment to come up with a finished piece for Monday morning. I had been working so hard on one and just couldn’t get it to work for me. I even hired a baby sitter for Friday so I could go in to the studio at school and work on it for 4 hours. I came away almost no closer to being done than when I had gone in. It was so utterly frustrating. Finally, Sunday night after wanting to never make jewelry again, and sadly, after getting upset with my family, I was able to come up with something that would work even though it wasn’t exactly what I was thinking of.  Oh, and yes, I have made up with my family.

Here is the piece I came up with for Monday morning.

Melissa Muir Jewelry

Monday we went through all the pieces by everyone and gave each other feedback. While I felt I had a good start on mine, I wasn’t completely pleased with it. It also looks like my viney thing has a frogs foot. haha! So we were given the assignment to come up with another finished piece by Wednesday – YIKES! I have been working so hard on this with the VERY LITTLE time I have right now. I finally finished and it is 12:00 in the morning. That means I will be handing this in to my instructor in just a little over 8 hours. *YAWN*

There is such a big difference between these two pieces. I would like to perhaps try to make this a bit smaller. The copper pendant is rather large for my taste. Nealy 3 inches long and just about 2 inches wide. Anyway, I would appreciate any comments you may have. Thanks for looking.

Melissa Muir Jewelrybr>

Melissa Muir Jewelry

Melissa Muir Jewelrybr>

2 thoughts on “A new leaf

  1. Pam K - Get Silvered

    Melissa, I love this piece – in fact I’ve admired all your work since I first saw it in the year of jewellery. Your designs are so innovative and original.
    The transformation of the can is just amazing too. I’m in awe.

  2. Melissa

    Thanks Pam. I really appreciate that. I have certainly become a believer in the YOJ. I cannot believe how much my work has progressed from the beginning of the year. I am so glad that I decided to participate.

    The can really turned out kind of cool huh? It is now “showcased” in my little curio cabinet.


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