Still on the injured list as far as knitting goes, and taking a break seems to be working, so I don't want to mess it up now by giving in and knitting again. I resolved to go one month, so I will. Better that than having to give it up for a lifetime, yes?
My first bead-bezeled cab was a cheap glass one done in a tiny motif. I did it in my daughter's favorite colors, so if it was terribly messed up and tragic looking, someone would still love it. :D It did not turn out terrible, so I forged on.
Am I turning (gasp!) conservative?
But sometimes a piece, although visually stunning and perfectly composed, is not jewelry... it is art, for art's sake. Like a ring with a four inch tall setting, or the garland-like piece to the left. It's pretty, it took tremendous talent to design and execute, but would I wear it? No. And it's not just because the first toddler I pulled onto my lap would tear it to shreds, it's that it's just too much. I'd feel like I had a Christmas wreath around my neck. I wouldn't be wearing it to make myself look attractive, I'd be wearing it to draw attention *away* from myself.
And I think jewelry should enhance the wearer, not the other way around.