do it anyway!!
i took a stained glass jewelry workshop recently in which i brought in several ambitious project ideas. when i showed the teacher this pattern, she flat out told me it was too difficult for a beginner to do. well, i hate being told i can't do something, so i ignored the teacher and scored and grinded away until i got this. i love proving people wrong!
the coil of joy*
*the coil of joy is a tibetal buddhist symbol that represents the transformation of the three "poisons" (passion, aggression and ignorance) into three "wisdoms" (appreciation, clear seeing, and openness)
a gift to a friend to help her remember that everything is impermanent!