I have a hard time knowing when enough is enough. Some times I don’t know when to quit. I just want to keep going when I should go sit and relax (like right now I’m writing this post instead of having a cup of tea and a kitten).
This applies to my work as well. It’s a good thing I have my husband as a sounding board, he’s good at telling me when something is done and I don’t need to add more swirls, beads, teal, feathers, whatever.
Here’s a recent example. I’ve made a gorgeous pair of earrings with black agate and red evil eye beads. My inclination is to add more. Some is good, more is better, right?
Maybe I should add evil eye beads to all three hanging corners…. or maybe just three at the bottom. I’ve done that on some other earrings and it looks great!…. or maybe three AND some other sparkly beads. I love sparkly beads….
Well, I (and my husband) talked me out of it. I’ve got a nice, clean, not TOO over the top pair of earrings ready to go.
How do you know when you are done?