The Downside of Metalsmithing

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The downside of metalsmithing and making jewelry, is that sometimes it doesn't work the way you think it will. For instance, last week, I made two wonderful commissions, and sent them off to their new homes. One broke en route, and the other was the wrong size. Things must be re-done and reconsidered. It can be frustrating, but mostly in the sense of "what did I do wrong?"

Luckily, being a metalsmith and designer has helped me become a fantastic problem solver, who often thinks "outside the box". I often surprise myself with knowledge and ideas that I didn't know I had stored inside me. Not only that, but innovations to new problems.

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