Wednesday, January 27, 2010

It's getting better all the time - necklace re dux

Last week I posted a picture of a necklace I had started, that just wasn't working out for me. I was very indifferent to the design and wanted something more.

I put out a call for help from all of my readers and got some great responses. While reading thru them ,the creativity cog started to squeal and grind and ideas start to roll. I tried adding a chunkier chain, but the chain was brass and just didn't fit. I tried adding a smaller focal of the green kyanite wrapped in copper to the top chain but it took away from the MOP. I added several more layers of the Figaro chain, but that chain is too light I think, and had a bit of a tangled look to it.

Working with the multi layers and the chains can be difficult sometimes to have a vision of how it will look when it is laying flat or pinned to a board. It doesn't always "flow" from flat to your neck. With that said, I broke down and bought a bust to use when working on draping necklaces and also to use as a display for photos and shows. What a difference it makes. It was well worth the investment. I went with black for photo reasons, and white just gets to dirty.

*think* *think*

When I removed the figaro chains, I also removed the top chain, and left just the one chain and the chunky outer layer - wow, what a difference. It was so simple and so perfect. I added a few little dangles to bring your eye down to the MOP focal as opposed to it just blaring at you and WAHLA!!!!

And yes, I am wearing it today!

Next time you are stumped on a design, ask a friend, you would be amazed at how just a few suggestions can get the creativity going again!


  1. Isn't it amazing how much it helps to have someone else look at our stuff?

    Love the MOP focal!

  2. NICE!! This turned out perfect!! I just love the contrasts and vibe of this!! So you!

  3. LOVELY! I think the redesign works perfectly! And I love the dangles on the chain!

    I, personally, have trouble following "KISS" (keep it simple, sister...) because in my head, complex designs work! Lol.