- chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
- I love to create one of a kind jewelry that is unique, different, and of course, beautiful. I work with several techniques and materials. I do wire wrapping, metal working, and beadweaving. Much of my work is for sale at my Etsy shop and my Zibbet shop (see link at the bottom of this profile.) You can also contact me directly. I have much more than is displayed in either shop. You can contact me through e-mail. I accept payment through PayPal. I'll also be happy to work with you on custom orders. Just tell me what you want and I'll try to accommodate. And thanks for looking! *Please note that these are my original designs and are copyrighted. Please do not copy my designs. Thank you for your artisic integrity and consideration. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ http://www.clairecreations.etsy.com http://www.zibbet.com/clairecreations
Thursday, August 7, 2008
new freeform project
Well, here's my newest freeform project - she told me she WAS NOT a bracelet. She said she is a large neck adornment-not really a necklace or pendant, but an adornment. What do you think calling it that?
She got too fat too quickly to be a bracelet and she told me her face would shine better on someone's chest than on someone's wrist.
So now I'm working on sort of evening her out. Don't know how I got that fold on the left side, but would like to get one on the other side to complement it. But I don't know how I did it. And I could not rip out any part of this unless I cut the whole thing apart because the beads and stitches go every which way (but loose) and the thread paths are totally mixed up.
I just go bead by bead, attaching one to the next in whatever fashion seems to fit smoothly. Mostly it's peyote, but there's some brick and ladder worked in in places.
And now that I've decided to make her a neck adornment, I don't know what kind of rope to make and don't know how or where to attach it.
Guess I could make her a broach, but I don't think broaches sell as well as necklaces. Hmm,
just had a thought. Maybe I'll put one of those convertable pin-backs on her, the kind that can be worn as a broach or a pendent. Then either use a nice piece of ribbon or make a Kumihimo strap for her rather than a beaded rope.
Your suggestions and opinions are welcome. Thanks.