I’ve recently started looking, with a very critical eye, through some of the older pieces of jewelry I had created. Like most artists who are constantly perfecting and refining their work, my older stuff looked really amateurish to me now. The craftsmanship in particular was horribly executed! I was shocked.
I immediately took the offensive jewelry items off my online shops thinking all the while, “how could I have listed these for sale, they’re terrible!” Some of the pieces were really not that bad. The designs were good but the wirework was not. I hope that means my techniques and designs have improved and that’s a good thing.
As a result of this evaluation of my work, I have decided to remake some of these inadequate pieces. An assignment that will keep me busy for a while, I’m sure. Now I hope that I don’t look at these remade items of jewelry sometime in the near future and think, “yuk…how could I have thought this was good enough to sell?”
Here is the original version of the Turquoise Pendant Necklace.