Hello and Welcome to 2019! I do hope this year brings good things your way. I also hope you have a chance to stretch your creativity "wings", and have fun playing with polymer or whatever medium you enjoy the most.
As I mentioned in a post a couple of weeks ago, I have just begun exploring bargello from a different angle than is usual. I'm calling it "bargello as embellishment" and I really like both the process and the end result. Using the bargello zig-zag pattern, the hills and valleys of different levels of clay, and slicing the layers quite thin, I can take a really unique and interesting approach to decorating flat polymer sheets.
The various pieces posted here are all pendants. The bargello embellishment adds a 3-D aspect that is appealing to the eye and to touch. Some of these pendants have bails ready for a chain while others are still waiting some form of wire, beading or chain to make them wearable.
I have to admit that one of the things I find most tedious is adding some form of findings to finish a piece. I love the creative aspect of making the surface sheet, design or embellishment, and "setting" the piece through baking. Then I just sort of wish a chain or other method of making the piece wearable would materialize on its own.
I don't know if other jewelry artists feel that way or not. For me, the best part is when the clay emerges from the oven and it looks just the the way I envisioned.