I'm not doing very well on my resolutions to dig up some of my Zombies and finish them, but let's not dwell.
I AM doing better at not creating Zombies - much better. I used to start projects left and right, casting them aside a few days (or weeks) later for something newer and shinier. Now, I make a concerted effort to finish one project before starting a new one...but sometimes, stuff gets in the way. Know what I mean?
In the wake of the flurry of creative activities surrounding the 5x5 challenge I just finished, I almost created a new zombie!
Remember this piece?
Mojave turquoise pendant
I was just about to take it apart and redo it, when I was chosen for the 5x5 challenge - I set it aside on my workbench, in a safe place - and .... 2 weeks later (seems like 6 weeks!) - forgot about it!
It never made it to my box of Zombie projects in the Zombie cabinet, but trust me - I completely, totally forgot about this piece. Yesterday, I was itching for a new project, wandering around the bead shop looking for ideas and inspiration, and decided to wander back to the workbench for a stronger pair of glasses, and caught sight of this pendant.
I spent some time yesterday afternoon trying to extract the cabochon from its bezel:
prying the bezel open like a sardine can - the stone is still stuck tightly in place!
Today, I'll get busy with this redo - starting with measuring and cutting the bezel wire. This was actually the hardest part last time, because of the irregular shape of the cab.
Stay tuned - I really will get this pendant finished. Soon. Fingers crossed.....