For months my plan has been to be ready for Art in the Park in Leamington in August. I want to be looking “proper” for it, which is quite a challenge for a self-sabotaging, easily distracted, self-critical, ditherer. Also, I need to have enough jewellery made to fill a stall, & justify the fee!
Well, a small triumph. I managed to get something made, on theme, just in time for the publicity deadline.
Leamington’s Three Graces are part of the theme; circus elephants once housed in the town. I’m not all that comfortable with celebrating animals in the circus, so this one is balanced on a tiny globe (for their shrunken habitat) showing a hand-engraved India and Sri Lanka (their home). She is sterling silver, with a little piece of 9ct gold recycled from a ring.
I’m not great at taking notice of how long it takes me to make a piece. This time I managed a little discipline and made a note. 5 hours 35 minutes, from drawing to polishing. So, I am clearly an extremely slow worker! If I made another it would probably be an awful lot quicker, but perhaps less fun!