Saner Head Prevails

Ok, I can’t be the only one who feels an overwhelming urge to make very last minute jewelry before a trip. At least I stopped myself in time today. This weekend is my trip to Philadelphia to visit the Philadelphia Area Polymer Clay Guild and I’ve got to head down to New Haven to catch my train in a bit more than an hour. Just a few minutes ago I found myself in the studio rushing to make a pendant I’ve been thinking about for weeks.

As I was zooming along, skipping steps I knew I should be taking, I stopped myself. There’s really no reason for me to rush to assemble a poor version of what I’d like to do. (we’ll just ignore the fact that I could have done a proper job if I had started days ago). Nothing good comes of rushing and doing things poorly at the last minute.

What’s with this last minute jewelry impulse? This isn’t the first time I’ve done this, but it is one of the few times I’ve let my saner side jump in and stop the process. I can’t be the only jewelry artist who does this.

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Libby

Polymer Clay, Beadwork and Mixed-Media Jewelry Artist.

2 thoughts on “Saner Head Prevails”

  1. Nothing like a deadline to light a fire under anyone.

    I do all sorts of things last minute because I didn’t start when I knew I’d have time. I remember doing it in high school for reports and such! Now I’m all grown up… and yanking things hot out of the oven to take to a polymer clay challenge I knew about months ago.

    I doubt we’re alone in this affliction.

    Hope you had fun!

  2. At least you stopped yourself.I would have bulled my way through and then been mad at myself for the poor results!

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