Jewelry – Lemonade or Happy Little Accident?
by Nita Bourne.
I read an article once in which the writer stated when she messed up a piece of jewelry, she never threw it away, instead she always tried to make something else out of it. I fully subscribe to this theory as it forces me to exercise my creativity.
Recently, I had a piece in mind’s eye; all bright, shiny, and symmetrical. However, when I soldered my copper piece to the brass piece, I did not have them lined up perfectly. My piece was ruined!
The piece sat on my workbench for several weeks while I cleared my mind of what I wanted it to be. Once I let it go, I picked the piece up and began re-creating it. In the end, I actually like it better than what I had originally imagined.
To me life is like this piece of jewelry; it is not always bright, shiny, and symmetrical. It’s often tarnished with ragged edges, but it is still just as beautiful.
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