It's all done!
A day's worth of snipping wire, hammering, hole punching, filing, tumbling (and re-tumbling) and assembling.
It's no wonder I don't make many necklaces!
They take a long time. And I'm definitely an instant gratification type of jewelry maker.
The big question is, was it worth the time and effort?
The answer is that it depends on how you judge the outcome...
What's More Important: Process or Results?
So, when I ask myself if this necklace was worth it, I look at two things - the process and the results.
The process is documented in my last post on hammered wire sticks with links to related tutorials.
My fingers were a little raw yesterday, but only one is still feeling it today. I smacked my thumb one too many times while hammering.
I learned a lot about hammering wire, and my tools. That was absolutely worth every minute.
I became inspired to find more projects that use hammered sticks or bones and most of them are not as time consuming as this one. I started a Pinterest board to collect them and some are really inpiring.
I like the necklace too. I added one of my heart clasps - not because it needs it.
It's because I like the Paul Simon song Hearts and Bones
And I like to have sappy names for my projects
AND when I put the heart on the chain, my daughter thought that really made it.
And yes, it was worth every
And consider the fact that I'm griping about how long this took - when I had the jump rings and the infinity link connectors already made.