I don't know if you've noticed, but I have a lot of projects going on at once. I used to be a one-project-at-a-time kind of person. I was almost anal about it. I could not start anything until the current one was finished.
I don't know exactly what happened, but about 10 years ago I started doing more than one project at a time. Now I have several going at once. I'll work on one thing, then if I get tired of it, bored, or the eyes just can't take it any more, I'll switch to one of my other projects. Some days I'll work on several in one day. Some get set aside for months, but eventually I end up finishing them.
On rare occasions, like with the Margaret Tudor sweater, I realize I've made a bad decision starting it in the first place and frog it, then go on to use the materials for some other project that I would be happier with. Sometimes I will start something, force myself to finish it, and then be really unhappy with it just because I don't like it. If that happens, I put it in time out for awhile, then after suitable time has passed (I stop hating it with passion) I will take it out and make the changes to make me happy. I find it's always worth the hassle to do this. I'm totally pro-making myself happy.
I find that I'm much more productive than I used to be. I'll go along working on this, working on that, start feeling like I never get something done, and then boom! I'll have 15 things done within a month.
Anyway, when I first started getting into polymer clay (yeah-I do that on occasion too.) I was teaching myself about making canes and I did a cabochon (my first clay one) with some matching beads that I turned into a necklace I called Planets in Space. (I am so proud of that tiny little space shuttle.)
This month, in one of the beading Yahoo groups I'm in, we're doing a 'challenge'. The topic is flat tubular peyote. In other words, peyote that is beaded flat, and then sewn into a tube. I'm using this challenge to fix the Planets in Space necklace. I'm making a whole bunch of tiny little peyote beads. So far, I've got 21 of them. My goal is 40. I'm using black iris delicas with random metallic gold delicas here and there. It's supposed to represent space and stars.
That's my WIP for today. If you're interested in participating in WIP Wednesday, please join us.
Live long and prosper.\\//