I have always had a "bit of a thing" for Labradorite, going back to when I used to work for a gemstone supplier and a commission came in for a piece to be specially cut and this dullish grey rock turned into a gorgeous cab with flashes of stunning blues and greens. As I havent been able to lampwork recently I have been making use of my time playing with my rolling mill textures and what better excuse to pair up the silver with some labradorite.
My first attempt despite looking right in my head I wasn't entirely pleased with, something just wasnt right about the damask disc, it wasnt doing any justice to the labradorite and this is a gorgeous piece, it has so much colour with blues and greens and even some gold.
So i did what I usually do in these situations, I "lived with it" for a few days, that is it sat on the window sil beside me, catching my eye every now and then, just reminding me of its existance. Then I started to play with the piece of labradorite below, this is a stunner with gorgeous greens and golds and this one knew what it wanted, and just came together perfectly.
..and from that I decided to try the damask with a long piece of silver instead of a disc, I think it works beautifully, what do you think ? -
Am I the one person who does this, makes something and then lives with it and re-jig's it until it is "right" ?