California’s Meisha Barbee began this brooch with a slice of stripes in her wonderful colors. I might have stopped there but she wanted to push on.
She was fond of her silicone trivet with a bubble pattern (strange in-process shot) so she made a mold of it and used that mold to create a mokume gane pattern on top of the stripes which looked weird to my eye.
Meisha kept going and added random balls with her Etch ‘n Pearl tools. Better, but I wasn’t loving it.
Stretch, make a border, bake over a lightbulb and wow! A retro pin is born…along with a lesson about following your vision.
So I’m back to daily posting, refreshed and wiser and following my vision thanks to a month of being with friends who know the importance of following theirs.