April 02, 2007

My most recent necklace and most complicated.

Stainless teardrop.jpg

Not only did this 21" necklace take a long time to make as each chip had to be individually linked to the next (as an extra click on the picture once enlarged will show you) but when I went to take off my shirt after wearing it for its maiden voyage, I forgot I had it on...Disaster! I stretched many of the links past the point of return and broke others. I had to go back to the drawing board and replace many completely - a b--ch of a job - and then having redesigned the necklace, I had to open and relink, then break the links and relink again (necessitating remaking several links) until I had it the way I wanted it. I am still dissatisfied, but I don't have any other "ingredients" so what you see is all I have to work with at the moment.

Don't get me wrong: I have plenty of supplies, but nothing that matches or contrasts properly, and these particular beads I acquired at the class, so naturally I can't get more right now.

The danglies are made of stainless steel "paddle pins, spear type." In fact, the whole necklace is stainless steel this time, which means it will last, though I'm afraid to sell it lest my repair job not be good enough and it break on the buyer, who could not fix it as I can.

Posted by pamwagg at April 2, 2007 07:29 PM


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