June 18th, 2010
I’ve been really busy with my pieces for the Creative Exchange of late – so much so that I’ve forgotten to post up my progress. I’ve got so much to do this month that time is very limited, but I want to post up a few more piccies to show you how I’m getting on.
I’ve managed to finish both the orange and the green necklaces and here are the only images I took of the green one in progress:
I just wanted to get on and get it finished and Colin wasn’t around to take piccies over my shoulder to document the process. I finished it late last night and love it! Both necklaces are lovely and work well as individual pieces, but together they look amazing, so I’m now in a quandary.
All I need to do now is create earrings to match. My initial thought was to have two separate necklaces and so the matching earrings would either be orange or green, but last night, when I put both necklaces on together and found how well they worked as one piece with both colours and strands intertwining I thought it might be best to keep them as one piece. They looked more flower like than as single necklaces. So now I’m in a quandary – do I make one set of earrings with a mix of orange and green or two separate sets of earrings, one pair orange and one pair green. Not sure. Going to decide this w/e when I get round to working on the earrings.
Here are some images of the finished orange necklace:
The images don’t do the piece justice – I’ve not had time to take some proper pics I’m afraid. The images don’t capture the feel and flow of the necklace and the way the ‘flowers’ twist and turn and the way the flattened ‘stems’ catch the light. I can’t wait to make one of these using vintage buttons! Curling the necklace up like in the images above gave me ideas for making bracelets in this style too – so I feel a bit of a collection coming on here.
In fact I think the images make the necklace look quite boring. It definitely comes to life when you put the necklace on and I promise to take some better images soon.
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