I am glad to say that creative block has now released my little cat shaped muse (my muse is definitely a cat, the fickle thing) from his constrictive grasp and I have been purred back into productivity!
Screw you Creative Block Monster!
The movement began quite small, with a couple of very basic earring I made for a couple of events I was going to:
|Not too taxing :)|
|Yes I have a beaten up old anvil labelled 'Smashy Bashy Thing'.|
It makes me happy :)
|Wrapping all those little links took foreeeeeeeeeeeeeeever...|
|I love these lily shaped carnelian beads.|
This was actually the second one I made in this style. Unfortunately I left the first one at a friends house last night! I'll have to recover it and photograph it at some point soon.
I have a couple of other pieces on the go as well. I've been experimenting with new wire techniques, and have also purchased some waxed linen cord from The Curious Bead Shop to try my hand at knotting. I definitely need some new tools, some mandrels (a candle stick does not make a great substitution), some round nose pliers that are actually round and flush cutters that are actually flush would be good start I think. And then I think I'll try sawing. And riveting. And soldering. And stamping. And any other technique I happen to stumble across in the vastness of the Interweb.
God help my bank balance!