I was kind of in a rut for the last few weeks, probably due to the stress of the holidays and having my machines be working and not working. I decided the only way out of the rut would be to look over some of my old drawings and finally make them a reality, and while doing so, come up with some new stuff. The first earrings I designed were easy enough, I had realized I didn’t have any round earrings, so I went with an easy design.
After those, I had inspiration to jazz them up a little bit, and since I love throwing frosted acrylic and walnut together, I came up with these fairly quickly.
I’ve got the kerf down pretty perfectly between the two, so it wasn’t too difficult to put them together. Finally, these last pair were something I’ve been meaning to make for at least a year, probably more, but I just never got around to them.
Anyway, I feel a lot better now than I did a couple of weeks ago. It’s tough getting into a creative rut, but I also think I just needed a break from this machine. I guess it stopped feeling like a fun hobby, and more like a tedious chore and burden. Probably has a little to do with my winter blues, too, either way, I’m feeling good about these so I thought I’d share what I’d been up to