my last batch of some disappearing pipe colors. out of that beautiful yellow rusty squash color, and the yellow and green almost out of too. funny how precious these pipes are to me. i covet them under my little rickety porch. i have 19 utensil holders, here is the direct link to them. also have 9 votive holders, here is the link to those.
i have a few more odds and ends to finish and then i think i might try a few pendants. nothing special mind you...believe me i have looked at enough jewelry lately to know i will make much simpler pieces than most anything out there. a few months ago i went to a little art event and for lack of having any necklaces and getting tired of looking at the beautiful old angle grinder blade i found at the scrap yard, i wrapped an old yellow electrical wire around it and had an instant necklace. i felt like i was wearing a diamond. i know it looked rough and my neck got all scratchy because i only tied the wire in back....but i felt glamorous. who knows, i'm sure i have a zillion steps to learn and truth be told my brain shuts down after 5 min. of looking at online videos instructing me how to deal with jump rings and small but intimidating list of other paraphernalia one needs to make a 'proper hanging jewelry piece'.
chains are another thing that disturb me. i dont wanna use em. and nylon cord. the usual suspects. done to death. doesnt feel exciting to me. who knows. maybe i will succumb just to get it hanging. maybe i will just sell stand alone pendants. maybe i wont be able to do any of it. not sure i want to solder. not sure how to deal with rusty stuff because i dont want to lose the patina by painting over it with a rust converter. the list of what i know i dont like/want is way longer than what i do. i suppose its good to know what you dont want but at some point you have to just trudge thru mental muck and triumph. it is more intimidating to attempt something that everyone else seems to do and do quite well.
having said that i did cut some pipe for earrings....and it HAS been done before. and what i have seen is interesting. a few hurdles to jump on that...and i doubt i will add anything to them in the beginning. why i am so STOPPED by the tools and wire is beyond me. guess i learn by seeing first hand and so far online videos are too far removed for me. a few folks have offered to help me but so far that hasnt panned out either. fumble along i shall.