Wednesday, October 24, 2012

What to do when your muse takes flight!

It has been several weeks (perhaps months) since I sat with any regularity at my torch.  However, with the one show I am doing this year looming - OMG, only 3 weeks away - it is time to get back to some sort of regimen.  Wouldn't you know it, my muse/inspiration/desire, etc has taken a vacation - not a good time at all.  As I don't have the time to play and see what happens, I decided to fall back onto the old standby - organics.  I can do them without a lot of thought, and my customers seem to really like them.  I also don't feel like making up necklaces, so have decided to just wire wrap them up and sell them as loose pendants.  Maybe I will make up a few chains for those that say "what am I going to hang it on?" - there is always one or two.

What do you do when your muse takes off and leaves you high and dry?

Organic style pendants in earth tones.

Organic style pendants in rusts and oranges.

Organic style pendants in yellows and oranges.
I made the pendants by forming a long oval - refining the oval with the help of the CG Beadroller Large Chunky Oval, flattening with a pair of parallel mashers, and gently fire polishing out any chill marks.  I think this is one of my favourite shapes.


A Half-Baked Notion said...

I think you are going in the right direction, Jane. Just the repetitive physical motion of creating may stimulate that elusive Muse. On the other hand, once the pressure of production eases, sometimes a little break from the studio, while allowing yourself to be immersed in the creativity of others, and especially in other media, may do the trick. Beautiful beads BTW!

Narrative jewelry said...

These beads are gorgeous ! Which colours did you use Jane, for the yellow and orange one ?

I know now where to go if my muse fly away :)

Hugs from France,

Jane Perala said...

Thank you so much.

Veronique: the yellow is Effetre #418, butter yellow, but I am not sure what the orange is, could be one of many - I just picked up what was on my work table (which is a mess - lol).

Kam said...

Jane these are beautiful!! What show are you doing....if it is close I will pop by and see you! I agree with the first commenter....keep plugging away and it will click!! And if it doesn't then you are still making gorgeous beads, even if they aren't the funky new ones!! Stunning work.


Jane Perala said...

Thanks Kam! It is the Cedar Yellowpoint studio tour on Nov. 15 - 18.

Narrative jewelry said...

Thank you Jane ! Your beads are so beautiful, i tried one today with a beautiful red and raku on it. Love the result.
Thanks for the idea !