TA DA !!!!
Yup. You heard that right, folks! I actually got into my studio and finished something! I like to make a few pieces that combine my love of metal clay, dichroic glass and seed beads. These are toggle clasp pendants (the focal pendant IS the clasp), so they fasten in the front. I sell lots of these to women who either have long fingernails or arthritis, or just can't seem to work the ones that close in the back. Here's a couple more I made a few months back:
The one below is made of tiny lavendar pearls.
It feels good to have actually produced something that I feel passionate about, rather than just putzing around trying to keep myself busy and sane. Next Monday is the last of the 6 weeks of PMC classes at ASU and the next session doesn't start until the end of September so I'll have some time and an empty kiln to create some things other than class demo projects.