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Bead Study Discussion Group
July 2008

SAYING GOODBYE TO YOUR PIECE

I just had one of my pieces accepted as a Semi-Finalist entry for
Swarovski's Be Naturally Inspired Design Contest 2008. I am 1 of
20. At the end of August, Swarovski narrows us down to 5 finalists.
In October, they pick the winner.

Here's a link to an image of my piece:
http://warrenfeldjewelry.com/crystallized2.htm

This week I have to ship my piece to Swarovski -- a piece I've worked
on over 100 hours to make, that from concept to fruition has been
many, many months, and a lot of trial and error. And they're going
to keep it. I won't see it again. First it goes on a 1-year
international tour, and then Swarovski places it in their museum.

I have to tell you, I'm getting a little separation anxiety here.
Which made me think that this raises a good discussion question.

How do you say good-bye to your pieces?

I've sold a lot of pieces. Each one is special. I always give a
name to each piece. Each piece has its own story. And all of a
sudden, its gone. Someone else has it.

So how do you say good-bye to your pieces?


Please share your thoughts by responding to our group on-line.

Warren

 

 

 


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