Saturday, June 29, 2013

Year of Jewelry ~ Week 24

Ok - just so we're clear; 
I know my last YOJP post was for Weeks 19 & 20.
I am still playing catch up.
(I did Week 21 also, I just neglected to blog about it. My bad)

AND, as you know, I don't always follow the prompt for the weekly theme,
but I am actually skipping 22 & 23 (for now)
to post for Week 24.
The theme is "Commitment".
This seemed to fit the theme on so many levels☺ lol.

The pendant was actually  my entry for  
I was determined that I would actually DO something with the pendant so that
it didn't have to spend another two years waiting.
~Commitment~

I had seen a necklace design in the
February 2013 issue of  Jewelry Stringing.
The design was a winner of the 2012 Bead Star Contest
for the "stones" category and was designed by Darcy Alice.

As usual, I didn't follow the pattern exactly,
(do I ever?!)
I re-did the side on the right THREE different times,
re-knotting, rearranging, etc.
and I could not get the two sides to look even and balanced.
This was over the course of about two weeks off and on and I was getting
increasingly frustrated, annoyed and generally ...pissed off!
(The design is NOT that difficult!  What IN THE HELL is wrong with me???)
~Commitment~ ( possibly of another kind☺)

I was seriously contemplating tossing it back into the To Do pile.
But by this time I had put enough time and effort into it that  I was going to finish it 
OR ELSE.
~Commitment~

I finally thought I had it.
I started knotting the cords (again) to add the cord ends and noticed the 
knot on the right was larger than the one on the left.
OMG!!!....???  .... DUH!
Somehow, while I was knotting the pendant,
(at the very beginning)
instead of having 10 cords on each side,
I had ended up with 9 on one side and 11 on the other.

I didn't have a snowball's chance in hell
of making both sides look balanced!
I felt like an idiot but at least I wasn't going insane☺
And, there you have it.....
"Commitment"