Mistakes and Lessons

#MarchMeettheMaker

The only way to get over mistakes is to treat every mistake as a lesson – swear a bit, maybe even sulk a bit, learn from it and move on to create something new.

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#MarchMeetTheMaker prompt 18. Mistake or lesson I have made, and continue to make, many mistakes as I go through the learning and making process. I just treat every mistake as a lesson – swear a bit, maybe even sulk a bit, learn from it and move on to create something new. Here is an example of a piece that was made because of a mistake. I was making an #upcycled #airchased FANTASY copper pipe cuff. The process involves a lot of annealing and a lot of hammering., If you don’t anneal enough between the hammering you damage the metal. And that’s precisely what I did. I hammered it too much and the copper started cracking. So it couldn’t be a cuff any more. But it could be something else… and I made a SHADOWS pendant which I really like. And I will be making more. What I know I won’t be doing is letting the copper harden so much that I break it! So lesson learnt…. don’t make the mistake of over beating the copper when it gets the brittle stage. ANNEAL IT AGAIN before working on it more. #Marchmeetthemaker2019 #mistakes #lessons #learnfrommistakes #lessonsfrommistakes #coppersmith #alwayslearning

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