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Textured Metalsmithed Pendant

About this design:

metalsmithed pendant using my new metalsmithing tools!! :)

btw: just got a twitter...if you have one can you post link below so I can follow you?!

I took a personality test and I'm an "ARTISIAN" how cool is that?!

Here's what it said (sorry a little long):
"Artisans are the temperament with a natural ability to excel in any of the arts, not only the fine arts such as painting and sculpting, or the performing arts such as music, theater, and dance, but also the athletic, military, political, mechanical, and industrial arts, as well as the "art of the deal" in business.

Artisans are most at home in the real world of solid objects that can be made and manipulated, and of real-life events that can be experienced in the here and now. Artisans have exceptionally keen senses, and love working with their hands. They seem right at home with tools, instruments, and vehicles of all kinds, and their actions are usually aimed at getting them where they want to go, and as quickly as possible. Thus Artisans will strike off boldly down roads that others might consider risky or impossible, doing whatever it takes, rules or no rules, to accomplish their goals. This devil-may-care attitude also gives the Artisans a winning way with people, and they are often irresistibly charming with family, friends, and co-workers.

Artisans want to be where the action is; they seek out adventure and show a constant hunger for pleasure and stimulation. They believe that variety is the spice of life, and that doing things that aren't fun or exciting is a waste of time. Artisans are impulsive, adaptable, competitive, and believe the next throw of the dice will be the lucky one. They can also be generous to a fault, always ready to share with their friends from the bounty of life. Above all, Artisans need to be free to do what they wish, when they wish. They resist being tied or bound or confined or obligated; they would rather not wait, or save, or store, or live for tomorrow. In the Artisan view, today must be enjoyed, for tomorrow may never come.

There are many Artisans, perhaps 30 to 35 percent of the population, which is good, because they create much of the beauty, grace, fun, and excitement the rest of us enjoy in life.

Artisans at Work
Artisans seek to make an impact upon the organizations where they work and upon society at large. Their alertness to current realities, the joy they take in variation, and their tendency to follow their instincts to 'what works' make them good troubleshooters and negotiators, talented performers and craftspeople and excellent leaders in all kinds of emergencies and chaotic situations.

Your heightened aesthetic sense can lead you to craft and perfect whatever work you take on. As a result, in your ideal job you would likely have the freedom to gather observations, collections of facts, and sets of skills in order to do your work. You can be thrilled when you slip through a window of strategic opportunity that colleagues or the competition haven’t yet seen."



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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    You guys should take the test and let me know what you are!!! (it’s fun)!

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    Fenya says:

    Your pendant is very pretty! Thank you for posting the artisan explaination! I was hoping to be an artisian too, but instead I am a guardian. Makes sense with the job I do. But I do love to make jewelry!

  3. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Awesome pendant .:)

  4. Chicky Suz aka Susan Z
    Chicky Suz aka Susan Z says:

    Very cool Nicole, I keep meaning to start a twitter account. Love your new metal smith jewelry, really awesome! I will take the personality test, sounds accurate, you are an artisan indeed!

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    Janet Miriam says:

    All your new pieces are totally awesome!! I love all of them!

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Thanks girls!!!!!!! :)

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Nicole, I’ll just comment here on ALL your fantasic new designs! I’m really in love with them all! You’ve got talent my dear “Artist”!!! ;-) :-D

    When I get a moment, I’ll check out the personality test!

  8. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Wow and Wow some more!! 8)

    What new tools did you get? I’m in the market right now, got a little money burning a hole in my pocket as they say.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    I just took the test. I am a Guardian.
    Fenya, we are two of a kind. ;-)

  10. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Very cool … love your new pendant … your new tools are going to come in handy! SLS

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Thanks girls!!! :) Being a guardian is a good thing!!!!!!!!!!

    I just bought some hammers and a tumbler (which I haven’t used yet)! :)

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