Here's a current shot of what's on my bench. I think it's kind of funny, because it show's several metalsmith "no no's", glue, beads and string. I'm at this really weird spot. Can I really call myself a metalsmith, if I use little to no metal? Do I call myself a jeweler? Does it really matter what I call myself? Would my time be better spent making work than worrying about labels?
Also, I switched out the pearls on "Black Sands" for black lava beads. They totally make the piece, and I'm so happy I was able to find exactly what I wanted. Thanks Etsy! (I find I buy more supplies than hand made goods off Etsy. Is this a bad thing?)