Last Thursday I was rushing to get ready to go and didn't have time for much planning (yes I know I could have prepared the day before but that didn't happen, hummmm) so I just grabbed some supplies that were left over from the wedding project and headed out. I tried to string some pearls (glass of course) and call it done but just couldn't. So I cut a length of wire and added some pearls and started wrapping. Decided the gray needed some accent so I added a white pearl to the focal link. I was pleased with that and moved on to the earrings. Finished the first earring and started the second. About half way through the 2nd earring I realized one of the pearls in the first one was pale pink, opps. I am not in to tear down and redo, so I made a second wire wrap link for the necklace and used a pink pearl so it would appear intentional if anyone noticed. Added a joining link and the wire wrap part of the necklace was done; strung pearls for the rest of it and the necklace was complete. Someone I know calls things like this "happy accidents" and I'm going with that. I like the finished project and it is not likely there will be another one exactly (or even close) like it. I am pleased when a set comes together not exactly as planned, it is usually a little better than the original picture I had in my head.
I am happy with the path my jewelry making skills are taking; next I need to take some photography lessons. I have a friend who takes great pictures (in fact I have several) and I think I'm going to beg or barter for some lessons. She (one of them) will be moving to Hawaii in a few months so I need to get good fast. Better pictures should go a long way toward helping me market what I "create"; isn't that a good word, sounds so much better than "make". So what do you think of these pieces, plain pictures and all?