I've found my new medium. It's wood. It's little wooden shapes in 3-D. Lot's of different little shapes. It's like being "a kid in a candy store" looking through all the bins. Wondering what people use them for.
I could have colorful bits of paint under my fingernails instead of black buffing compound ground into my skin. Color could rule my work.
The money I'd save - yippeeee! Bags of parts for a couple of dollars instead of a tiny coil of wire for $600. Want to add something more to a piece? 50 cents instead of $25.
No more having to tell people that the reason my prices have gone up is that the price of the primary component has quadrupled!
Sounds perfect doesn't it. The only problem I can see is that I have no clue what I would do with all these cute little parts. Or what colors I should use. Or what goes together or what even sells!
Since it could take me years to figure out even one of those problems, I've decided to stick with what I know. I know gold...