My little box of halves

I stumbled upon it when I was going through my materials and sorting a few bits and pieces. I’d almost forgot about it but I do think it will be super useful! Before I go any further, this is another example of how helpful used items are; I found this box lying around somewhere and decided to recycle it.

This box contains pretty much all the pieces I haven’t had the time to think about so I don’t know what to do with them yet. That includes pieces I started but did not finish, broken items that friends have offered so I can re-use the materials and things I bought as part of a set but are not really my cup of tea (a matter of taste, so I am more than willing to recycle it all!). I even keep some of my failed attempts at jewellery making; I can always use them for comparison and as a little pick me up when I get frustrated (so I can see how my skills have improved).

One section of the box contains the first attempts at a few different jewellery items – things that are not exactly at the standard I want them to be yet but that I know will be useful when I get back to the respective techniques.

The techniques attempted include beading, wire shaping and braiding using a Kumihimo disk
The techniques attempted include beading, wire shaping and braiding using a Kumihimo disk
Pieces made using resin and small add-ons
Pieces made using resin and small add-ons

Another section, possibly the one I will be using the most, includes pieces that I am very likely to adapt/finish later.

Two of the things I like the most when creating pieces are wire shaping and mixing different materials
Two of my favourite techniques: wire shaping and mixing different materials

There is also a division for pieces I will probably want to take apart so I can give their components a different use and create another look.

I've bought quite a few tops that are sold with necklaces
I’ve bought quite a few tops that are sold with necklaces

Finally, here are some items from my own jewellery that have oxidised over time… I want to try different cleaning methods on them and make a little experience out of it.

I am deliberately leaving all these pieces together to get rusty quickly so I will be able to see the difference when I clean them
I am deliberately leaving all these pieces together to develop rust quickly so I will be able to see the difference when I clean them

Let’s see what I can come up with next! 🙂

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