One of my favorite things about working in metal is that it is so forgiving. We can try again fairly guilt-free with the same material. Unlike a resin pour or a slab of alabaster, my materials give me a bit more freedom to make mistakes without worrying about waste. It also allows me to be more willing to take risks in my designs and be more comfortable with the potential & inevitability of failure.
We have all seen the “perfect” social media zero-wasters, with their tiny jars of trash and thought, “I am never gonna get there.” Rome wasn’t built in a day, and likewise, your waste reduction journey does not need to happen overnight.