Thursday, October 23, 2008
I just finished this necklace. Literally, just now... a few moments ago. The idea started about a week or two ago when I got it in my head that I wanted to put a twist into a neckwire and hang stuff off it. Then I thought further and said to myself... how about a twist on each side? Then stuff could hang off each twist and connect back up so it would be like doubled or something. I proceeded to do a half-assed attempt at sketching it. It was a half-assed attempt because my precious gel pen had gone missing.
I knew from the start that the colors would be wild and I pictured a "Pretending" style hodge-podge of mixed up links to connect everything together. I have been having trouble finding my beady groove so Ron chimed in with "just do discs, you are the disc queen, right?" So I started there. I made a few discs the other day, throwing in a random hollow or dotted round along the way. Yesterday, I worked a bit on the wire hardware portion of it, plus a few more beads. All in all it has taken about 3 days of work (at least 8 hours of torching, and another 6 hours wiring) to bring it to life.
It really is a love/hate design. I hold it up and it makes be smirk, thinking to myself "this is really cool". Then I put it on and look in the mirror, which makes my smirk a grin because I think "this looks even better on". Ultimately, though, I go to photograph it and I get frustrated because it doesn't want to lay right, or it won't fit in the frame of the shot the way I want. I upload the photos to find they are blurry or the colors are all wrong. Or something twisted the wrong way (see photo below).
It truly is "The Impossible Party Guest"... it is the friend you love to have around... that is the highlight of your evening... but eventually gets on your nerves... and makes you wanna go home early. LOL.