Another outcome of my recent organisation was that I’ve decided which pieces to ‘recycle’. Essentially,
these the metal in these will be sold to a metal merchant for ‘refining’ (melting down and reuse).
It’s a funny thing – but I now think I’ve had enough time and space from my degree at RMIT to be ready to destroy these pieces. As I’ve mused before, these pieces aren’t representative and I don’t like them enough to even keep them. They are adequately documented and I’m ready to let them go.
- top left: Ring-a-ring brooch
- middle left: Colour Setting ring
- bottom left and right: pieces from third year, I’ll write more about soon
In the end, I decided to hold off the execution of the brooch and have it sitting as a little sculpture on my book-stand for the time being.
While I was deconstructing the ring, I was impressed with myself with the construction quality – go me! Also, I was also pretty chuffed with the fitting on the neckpiece, so will keep that too.
It was a pretty cathartic experience really … letting go is often a good thing.
A separate group is those that will be re-worked, where an element of the piece will be made into something else. More when I get around to working on them … which could be a long while yet.