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Weeks ago, I met up with a potential customer who asked me to make her a pinkie ring. The design has been a bit of a challenge because of its three dimensional design nature, coupled with a bunch of tiny details. I mention this because this is one of those things I think about when I go into hibernation mode - or maybe it sends me into hibernation mode. I don't really know. It feels like I'm not doing anything, but I'm thinking, thinking and more thinking. I made a few sketches right after meeting with her, but coming up with a way to make them feasible was the challenge. Some of the designs lent themselves to sheet metal construction, but then I was stumped as to how to make the three dimensional part. Marrying something three dimensional out of metal clay and something flat with fine details out of sheet metal seemed to be the best choice, but a bit beyond my skill level at this point. And I'm telling you all of this for a point. The point is, I was overthinking it!
I spent more than a month just thinking about the pinkie ring design instead of just playing with it. I had a few diversions along the way, like my spiritual alchemy pendant that I made for my Empowering Women group that meets once a month. I had that one in my head for a couple of months and just had to get it out. So, in the expanse of one week, I made three prototypes of the pinkie ring and 10 spiritual alchemy pendants. I'm hoping I'm on a roll, because it was feeling like the well had gone dry.
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