Today's thought: A perfect stranger could let you down if you let them to; a perfect stranger can make you a better person, should you let them to, too.
I have never hide that my PIPA Earrings is a transformed version of Chinese Knot - a knot that's named after it's shape, the PIPA Knotting. There are more than 500 Chinese Knots out there and I should know it if not earlier, now, that of me incorporated PIPA knot into wired form meant something in wired jewelry world.
Bear in mind that not every Chinese Knot can be incorporated with wires - actually, most of them can't, so researching on this is not as easy as I would like it to - you won't want to know how many Chinese Knots I've tried and I have failed - my fingers never gets the chance to heal, though I would like them to, I am just too stubborn to discover more possible knots.
So, what's the matter now?
Well, there are few people I will look for when something not-so-nice happened to me, and often these people's reaction will be "what, again?", "Yes, again.". "Well I see troubles always follows you", [J] said. Hmm. I supposed so - but what have I done wrong to deserves all these? I shouldn't be discovering new techniques? :) Guess not.
Despite the minor few that have hurt me, intensional or without, I decided to let it go - i just don't like the idea of complaining and blaming others or myself for bad things that have already happened - shits happens every now and then, that's life.
So here's something restored my strength today - Look how concentrated Candice is when she was making her PIPA pendant. I was emotional when I see her pictures - looking at someone taking my tutorial so seriously touches me BIG TIME - I never seen someone making PIPA pieces before, only my husband had - he see me making PIPA all the time. Whereas me - I only get to see other people's finished pieces..
I know making PIPA pieces requires full concentration, but seeing someone concentrating in action just make me emotional. Candice, though I know how to make a PIPA piece inside-out, I still spend at least 3 hours to make a piece, so you are not alone. And, I seldom make PIPA earrings too, simply because I cannot replicate an identical PIPA, I thought it's just me. :)
So dear readers, if you are reading this, and if you are one of those that have purchased my tutorials - I hope you are not regretting it and never will be. And just a little note to you, if you are here for tips: I can guide you through the process of making your own PIPA pieces, even my tutorial can do that part for you. And if you are interested in any of my PIPA pieces and would like to know how to make them, I am more than happy to share it with you - only if you are ready for it and already have the basic knowledge of how wired PIPA is made. Myself and my tutorial can help you success into making your own PIPA pieces, but working out on it's details to ensure your PIPA is perfect - is totally on your own.