Sometimes you work on these really labour intensive projects that just don't end up working. Like these two prototypes below. I spent hours cutting little shapes out of poypropolyene, to find the end result just didn't make a good earring. Maybe the left hand one would work as a pendant with some darker coloured material.
The whole process can be pretty disappointing... but at least it's one step closer to finding an idea that works. If doing this stuff was super easy then I suppose more people would be doing it, and then it'd lose it's uniqueness and value. For that reason I kinda enjoy working on labour intensive stuff ... so long as I don't completely ruin my back working over the coffee table :)
Anyway there's lots of good to come with the bad. Firstly, the awesome Shannon has been helping me out heaps, suggesting I try to sell my patterns here and also offering to take some of my jewellery to sell at her sister's upcoming craft party. Thanks again Shannon!
Also I went on a bit of an impulse buying spree and bought these three prints from ashelyg's etsy shop:
Veeeeery much looking forward to receiving them in the post.
Aren't parcels great?
Meanwhile, I continued my purchasing spree by buying this design-nerdy hoodie from veer:
Ok, less spending and more doing - time to think up some new ideas that actually work this time. Wish me luck!