Sunday, June 15, 2008

Saying Good-Bye


Sometimes it’s very difficult to let a piece of art go. Once in a while I make something that I am so happy with I just want to keep it around for little while.

This pendant is the first that I feel I was successful in all the aspects I self-critique the most. The patina came out the way I wanted – dark in the low spots and bright and shiny on the high spots. The Keum-boo bird is well-defined. And the texture is so crisp.

(Okay, I wasn’t too happy with the bail – it was a little too long.)

The woman who bought it from me at a local craft show yesterday was a return customer. She tried on at least five necklaces and went browsing around the show. She came back near the end of the day and bought this piece – one she hadn’t tried on previously.

I had finished it the night before and hadn’t taken a photo yet. Luckily, I had my camera with me at the show, so I photographed all my new pieces right then and there.

Well, suffice it to say, I will be making another one the next time I’m in my studio (with a shorter bail of course ;).

1 comment:

Pretty Fun said...

I know how you feel! There are some items I just don't want to let go!
Beautiful pendant and such a nice picture of it.