Carry a Sketch Pad
by Judy Larson
You never know when inspiration will strike. I have always carried a small spiral notebook to jot down my to-do lists, grocery lists, and sketch my jewelry ideas. Ideas were in the front lists in the back. When purchasing these books, I tried to find those that had lines spaced one quarter inch apart to make it easier to guesstimate the size I was sketching and how it would possibly work in a finished piece. There is a lot of room in this size notebook for putting down what I was thinking at the time I was sketching. It comes in handy during construction, especially when I can't remember what I was thinking!
Instructions
Last summer, a friend of my daughter gifted me a small hand bound book he made. I LOVE it. It is thin and is the perfect size to stuff in the pocket of the small purse I carry. But the real genius of this little book is that pale grey dots mark off a quarter inch grid on each page-search Dot Graph Paper. No more annoying lines through the sketch. Of course, without the lines, I can't write in a straight line!

So, before I go to an appointment where I may have to wait for a while, I use a pencil to draw around a stone I have in my stash. Here I have the stone (purchased several years ago from wirejewelry) oriented two ways. While I am waiting, I pull this little book out and sketch in actual size what I might like to make.

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Judy Larson's Carry a Sketch Pad - , General Education, , carry a sketchpad
It is a good idea to keep a record of your ideas to look back on. After making a piece, put all the pertinent information on the design page, just in case you want to make a similar design in the future.
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Materials

18 Gauge Round Dead Soft Argentium .930 Silver Wire
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Tools

WireJewelry - Essentials Jewelry Pliers Set with Case, Set of 5
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  • Category: General Education
  • Technique(s): General Education