Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Almost Nearly Not Quite
I'm experimenting with what I can do with the pewter charms, I have a lot of ideas and sometimes it takes a while to work through them and get all the calamities out of the way.
I had etched some glass and soldered it, and I wondered if I could combine the glass with the charms I'm making. I had a semi-completed charm, and tried adding to the front of the glass.
Most of the time I show my finished items, and I don't show the ones I feel need a little "something more" to be just right. It's a learning process all the time, and for all the ones I like, there are probably twice as many things I discard or retire as part of the research and development process.
This is just one step on the way to getting where I'd like to be, definitely not a keeper, just a prototype, but I thought I'd show it so the mysterious learning process is evident, too. I'll probably take it apart again and melt down the pewter.
Here's one I made later, that combines the charm with the soldered glass. No sense starting right off with ones I really didn't want to mess up, don't you agree?
How do you go about testing and trying out your ideas? Do you have things you put aside as part of the learning process that definitely aren't ready for prime time?