So I decided to get crafty. We all are supposed to have a creative side in arts yet in my years of bumbling art classes I've made ash trays that had very uneven sides, and Christmas ornaments that lacked the right paint job though the shapes were great - good old cookie cutters. I remember in 8th grade I made this clay lump with a peace sign on the top.
Yes, for real.
The teacher said we had to come up with an idea in ten minutes and make something in the same time frame. I was in a panic - that test anxiety one gets when the clock starts and had nothing. I'm looking around at angels, vases, wreaths and couldn't budge. Then the clocked ticked down one minute...59 seconds...30 seconds..my hands quickly made this cup shape but solid and threw on a quick rolled up clay peace sign.
At least it was identifiable vs Faye's blob she called just that. She argued it was the blob from the movie....yea, you guessed it, "The Blob".
My teacher took me aside and asked isn't there something I am good at and we can develop it? Seems serial killer studies don't count. So she asked me to bring some old jewelry that we can create a new piece with. Her face fell when I brought in a silver chain, black square onyx pendent, blue glass round pendent, and a silver cross.
She told me to add them to the chain like a charm bracelet would look and she will help me size it down. I set them vertical on top of each other, then turning, switching, and finally satisfied with my design put it together.
I then put it on. The teacher returned and asked why I didn't put it together as a charm bracelet. Before I could answer some class mates came up saying, "cool necklace! Can you make me one?" Soon others came up giving their approvals.
I got an A.
I make my own jewelry to wear since I have arthritis and many store bought pieces I can't put on. Now I want to expand my creative side to broken jewelry art. Frames, make other jewelry, etc.
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