Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Random Necklace - Finis...?

I want to start off sharing new posts I've seen recently about the Gluable Challenge. They are all such clever crafters!

*melanie* at Earthenwood Studios blog - baby moon faces and re-purposed bracelet turned into a necklace all using beautiful ceramics. I'm saving up for a big purchase from Earthenwood some day, I love their work!

Tammy Powley at Crafty Princess Diaries showed of her fun fish bracelet and a cool quote on the brass frame

And Lisa over at A Bead A Day did this very cool bracelet using scrapbooking brads she modified and glued to the disk and loop bracelet form (reminds me of 60s Op Art Posters)


Now, on to the thrilling conclusion of the Random Necklace Adventure...

I pondered and piddled around with it some more today, and here's the finished* piece, which hangs about 24" from the neckline, so it's about 48" around - weighs in at almost a 1/4 lb (3.8 oz). Here's how it (approximately, since this obviously isn't my neckline...) looks doubled when I tried it on - you may notice my concession to pattern and order with the focal point in the center of the bottom loop:




In this shot I highlight the randomness (but not an ability to focus the camera - it looks focused in that tiny window, but my eyes aren't so good anymore - even with my glasses on, maybe it's time for a new prescription):



And this last shot was just to show it full length (I drug in that branch the other day thinking I might use some of the smaller branches for earring photos...DH just rolled his eyes).



*finished as in I may or may not change my mind, but I did put the finishing hardware on it, but I can always take it apart and try again...someday...maybe or maybe not...don't you love how I'm so definite?

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3 Comments:

Blogger Dave Robertson said...

Hi Dawno, the branch is a good display for that nice necklace...if you can fit the whole thing in your booth :)

--Dave

April 1, 2009 at 8:02 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Hi there! Thanks for the mention in your post!! I love the color combination of the necklace. I liked seeing it in all those waves, I wonder if it could work part time as a multi strand bracelet?

April 1, 2009 at 6:15 PM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Thanks Lisa! It's long enough to double, but that's about it - I intentionally made it without a clasp so it could hang with any section of the whole strand in the front.

April 1, 2009 at 7:47 PM  

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