Most Difficult Piece-Carnival Blog-February

The Carnival Blog….what is it?

It's a group of jewelers get that together via the web, once a month, to post on a topic that has to do with jewelry.  It's a fun way to hear different opinions from wonderful artists.  Hope you'll visit their sites and read their great blogs.  Please post a comment or two.  It's always great to know who is reading and your shared thoughts.

Topic: What is the most difficult piece you've ever made, from a technical perspective?  Describe why it was so challenging?

This will probably be my shortest blog post.  I'm a KISSaphobe.  I don't like to make jewelry unless the technical aspects push me and it's challenging.  Maybe it's that competitive side in me.  It's me against the technique and I'm going to kick it's butt.  I'm not proud.  I'm working on embracing simplicity.  Maybe I'll just make something for fun one of these days.  I'll keep you posted.  So they are all equally difficult.

Oh wait…it just came to me.  I took a class with Karen Lewis, aka "Klew" in caning polymer clay maybe 16 or 17 years ago.  I'm quite certain that artists who like to do caning, loved the tortuous geometry in school.  Me…not so much for either subject.  I just couldn't wrap my head around making the shapes or as I like to refer to it, thinking from the inside out.  I've never caned since and didn't think I was going to make it through the 3 days without slitting my wrists!  Of course, I persevered.  I do admire the work…and I do mean work *whew*.

And you?

Please visit my fellow carnies and find out what their favorite pieces are:

Lora Hart

Tamra Gentry

Angela Baduel-Crispin

Lorrene Davis

Elaine Luther

Marco Fleseri

Vickie Hallmark

Andes Cruz

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