Play Day…

I’ve been gathering small gemstone cabochons with the intent of creating long, draping earring collections. When I don’t have a particular plan in mind, I like to bezel the stones with fine or sterling silver…it’s one less step to take when I’ve finally decided on a design. Laying them out like this gives me the opportunity to move the stones around and make decisions on balance and whether they will be asymmetrical or matched sets. I seldom, if ever sketch my designs beforehand…sketching is something I’ve never been comfortable with. I need to work with the components “in the flesh” so to speak and physically move them around. It’s just my modus operandi. Rather than working from brain to paper, I move on to the real thing, the object(s) that will compose a piece. I know I’d probably save time if I sketched, but it’s not in my makeup…can’t do it. And that’s just fine.

~ by BarbaraBriggsDesigns on September 19, 2022.

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