Friday, August 20, 2010

More Creations Outside My Box


 Wow, was this necklace hard to do! I had the whole design in my head when I bought that round thing, which was a pendant. (Would you still call it a pendant now?) It was complicated, and I made it more so because I like to improvise, rather than lay out a concrete pattern. I just went by the image in my head, and work all the parts at the same time. I didn't use a measuring tape, or any kind of template, because I find that stuff constricting. So to measure while in progress, I had to carefully pick up the ends of each strand and hold them up, or around my neck, etc. I just have to do things the hard way, I've always been told. C'est la vie. And I wont even get started on the photography and editing...
   So anyway, I'm very happy with it, and I hope I can continue working 'outside my box' so that by the fourth quarter my work will truly reflect my shop name. I love Artfire for many reasons, and one of them is that we have a great community of inspiring peers. Be sure to come check us out, whether you're looking for handmade gifts , gift ideas, vintage, or just want to hang out in the lounge.

3 comments:

  1. It looks fabulous!!Does the flower stay there or does it fall to the bottom? Its very difficult to get them balanced correctly to stay in place. You did an excellant job.

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  2. Thanks Candy! No, it doesn't fall at all-the focal is a lot lighter than the chains. On the black bust photo I positioned it that way on purpose, cuz I wanted to show it both ways.

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