Annie is a pendant I created last evening. It’s an Ocho Coco Geode slice wrapped in copper craft wire. The wire wrap started with the creation of the bale and the wrap of the three primary wires that hold the geode slice in place. I was happy with those wraps. The flow of the wires seemed to mimic the flow of the colors within the geode. From there I was working with six wire pieces that ended up in the curls. I didn’t have a firm plan in mind when I began other than to create the bale and secure the stone; so the curls evolved as I considered the piece and tried to discern how the embellishment needed to flow.
So here’s the truth. I’ve ended up with a pendant that I don’t like. Wouldn’t wear it myself. The title for the piece, “Annie”, is a reference to Little Orphan Annie and her many, many red head curls.
The questions with which I’m left are:
- Is it a case of one woman’s (albeit the designer’s) “trash” is another woman’s “treasure”? Should I just keep the pendant as is and sell it or gift it to someone who is much more ruffled in taste than I?
- Does it need to be – can I fix it?
- Should I just take out the wire cutters and start all over again?
Hmmmmmm. Thoughts? Have you come across similar questions in your art?