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.


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...

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!