Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Good Old Days...

Ironically, when all is said and done, I still daydream about going back to being a waitress. Even after having a job with health insurance and paid vacations, even after finishing grad school, even after having a desk and a chair that twirls and goes up and down.

In the past few months, I've begun working fewer and fewer hours at a desk job and more and more hours at the "studio." Starting in June, I'll only be working one and a half days a week at an office. The rest of my time is mine. And though i know that I'll be busy working on jewelry stuff, I'm still contemplating looking for a waitressing job too.

There is just something so satisfying about waitressing. I miss the days when it would get so ridiculously busy that your head would practically start humming with all the orders and requests that were getting thrown at you at once. Of course, I'd have to get job waitressing someplace where I could wear normal clothes. I've already worn some ridiculous outfits -- a cowboy hat and cowboy boots, a bodysuit, a little triangle shaped tie, and high waisted pleated black pants. Ugh.

Anyways, heres a new necklace:


It's definitely my new favorite piece. I carefully formed and pieced together lengths of square wire. Then I soldered it bit by bit, using first medium and then easy solder. And then I positioned the copper discs in such a way so that they'd look like they were floating in the center of a "cage." And, voila, the Paloma necklace! It's up on Etsy here.

6 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

Marvelous

Christopher And Tia said...

I've never had the honor of holding a serving tray.

But I have managed a well known sandwich shop, that occasionally I think "it wouldn't be so bad" to go back to.

...but yes it would.

SpinachNPeace said...

genius piece!

Beat Black said...

you mean theres someone out there that likes waitressing?!? if its truly what you enjoy I say go for it!

BabyLyons said...

That necklace is stunning! You did amazing!
And I also have thst love for waitressing, especially for the days when it would be super busy, that's when I'd always do my best b/c I just loved it!

vinniede said...

You are a true artist. Love it!