My sister is closer to 40 than to 30. HAHAHA. (wait, I'm only two years behind!)
Sometimes the things I like the most are the pieces that I throw together from scrap metal that I have lying around. No planning, just working with existing pieces and some strict limitations. I sometimes feel that constraints and limitations help me get to where I would like to be, rather than leaving me frustrated by too much freedom.
I haven't done a whole lot of fabrication in a while, most of my stuff now is lost wax casting. But I used to do all fabrication, and I had some 12 gauge 18kt yellow wire gathering dust. It was in the form of two fat jump rings and a bit that was left straight. I really like what I came up with, it was super hard to let them go. I might have to make myself a pair. They just seemed so wearable. I would wear them every day! (I hope they get as much love as I would have given them in their new home. If you have doubts about that, send them back to me posthaste. You know who you are.)
And of course, I didn't take a photo before I shipped them out. I was a little rushed for time. Which seems to be my new state of being. But my sister took some lovely photos of them and sent them along.
Isn't she lovely?