Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Fringe For Fall?


I am still in my bubble, and it is working. Although, I do have a bit of a scratchy throat. ugh. Anywho... I thought you'd like to see one of the new designs to make it out of my studio this week. This one was for a book I am contributing on. However, it didn't fit with the book's theme so it won't be heading to it's pages. That's okay by me... it means I don't have to keep it a secret and I can share it with you!!

I am calling it "Frivolous". It is fun, fringy, floppy fantasticness if you ask me. LOL, but then again, I am in a bubble!! LOL! I could be totally off base. I know this fringy style chain is really "in" right now. And it is actually quite easy to make yourself. No need to be paying $19-$30 a foot for it. MAKE IT! (hmm... maybe I should write this tutorial)

The beads are recycled in from another necklace. Remember this one? I was never really happy with it, and it hasn't ever sold. I cut it to bits, I'll reuse the wire in bottle caps, and the beads are now much happier in this new home. I like the way that they fall from side to side as you wear it. They move but are trapped in place by the rings.

Since making this, I have all sorts ideas for what to do with this fringy style stuff. I already have earrings done... and I am thinking bracelets too. Oh, and another necklace (or two) at least. Before I go head long into this world of shaggy cha cha ness... give me some feedback. I would love to hear what you think.

8 comments:

ellen said...

First of all, I love the beads. What really sets them off, though, is that ruffly look in between. I believe you're onto something, chica.

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Lorelei said...

OH I'm a little sad that you took apart that necklace, I loved that design! But I like the new piece too.
I love Movement in pieces of jewelry. Have a total addiction lately for fringe-y type chain. I found some awesome chain at AD Adornments.
Love your work!! It's da BOMB.

Michele H said...

I love the general style of the necklace but I'm not sure I love how it lays, based on your picture. I'd have to see it in person. I love movement in bracelets but I'm not sure I love it in necklaces.

Kerry said...

Thanks gals.

I will be sure to share how the other Frivolous designs turn out. I think they'll be fun. And I could do some with hollows instead of discs for Michele. Hollows wouldn't move about.

Meredith said...

I'd be happy to be a walking advertisement for you Kerry, and test out Michele's questions about how the discs lie on your neck! I like your idea of using hollows also, although I really do love your disc beads. Maybe you could do both: a disc for the pendant but coordinating hollows or other beads that would lie smoothly on the chain. Ruffly fringy (?) stuff is definitely IN right now. Have a great week in your bubble.

Cindy said...

Kerry,
The necklace looks great on you...I really like the colors and the length is just right!

rosebud101 said...

Love, love, love it, Kerry! I even like it better than the first one, and that actually surprises me!