I thought that it would be an idea to write about my creative process. Today's necklace started when I woke up with it on my mind. I had an idea of twisted wire that would cage a red bead. Up pops the logic (first mistake) and I thought if I twist 2 lengths of 20 gauge wire together it would turn out to be too thick, so I choose to twist thinner 26 gauge wire. This wire was difficult to coil into a cage and I found it helpful to lay the pliers down and actually use my finger. The final coils were flimsy and made a cage that really didn't have very much personality. So, using logic again (2nd mistake) I decided to twist 2 lengths of 24 gauge wire. It was a challenge to get it to coil and to stay coiled, but it finally took shape into a cage. Once the bead was inside it was okay. I'm not really looking for okay. I want wonderful. My intuition sent me to the 20 gauge wire and for it not to be twisted. My old standby I thought. Also, I didn't think this would be unique. But I was surprised with the results. Perhaps because I just love red and I love cages. Is that logic or creative? I seemed to hear my thoughts direct me to inter space the silver filigree between the caged beads. Also, I automatically decided to center a large bead and flank it with smaller beads, and finally even smaller beads. I love the results.
This necklace is 18" long and lays perfectly on the neckline. The red color is wonderful (remember I love red), but it's perfect for the Christmas season. I'm going to list this in my Etsy on line shop http://www.artyzenstudio.etsy.com/ . Part of me wants to keep it. I'd never sell anything if I kept it all, so on with the listing. I'm going with my first creative/intuitive thought for the price of $35.00 I battled my logic over the price. I analysed and reanalysed. Finally I said quit thinking and go with your intuition.