Refine, Refine, Refine!!!!!

Oh goodness how do we take an idea and bring it to fruition and how many drafts must it go through before we reach the desired effect?

With precious metal prices being what they are I am almost afraid to play and yet I am just not one of those people who can work in anything but the metal itself. I have tried creating models in the past but just never felt like they helped me truly understand what the finished piece would look like so yes... I know... bad delias..... works in sterling even for ideas.

Well I know I am onto something here but I am not there yet. I think the textured metal needs to really slope outward and be much wider with a lot more movement in the broken edge. Next week I go to pick up metal so I will have to try it again because I just know that it is so close to being something rather cool.

4 comments:

NEDbeads said...

It's incredibly cool now!!!!! Are you going to sell that piece, or recycle it??? I love it, myself, and think it really expresses duality and struggle...and lots of things that are happening in my life right now.

Delias Thompson said...

Oh you are too sweet. Yes, I listed it on Etsy at a sample price just to move it along so I can afford the metal to make up a new one! Can you believe metal costs are at about $33 ounce when you consider the refining charge!

Valerie said...

Truly beautiful, nonetheless.

Anonymous said...

your work is so beautiful. wow. i love the dualality.