This is a photo of my work table yesterday. I was having one of those days when ideas were just flowing – multiple ideas for multiple pieces of jewelry, all in a rush and tumble, almost all at once. Some are captured as sketches, others have enough beads pulled together to give me the main idea of the piece. Do I have way too much going on? Probably. Should I reign it in and work on one piece at a time? Yes. And I will.
But when the ideas are flowing like this I let them flow, even if it means temporary chaos. I do what I can to capture each idea and then begin to focus on the actual development of each piece, evaluating each idea for soundness as I go along. I’m excited, I did get some soldering done yesterday. I need to get on my jeweler’s bench and get some sawing, drilling, and filing done today. I can’t wait to see the ideas become reality.