Look, It's a Baby Necklace
|a necklace seed|
I adore making chain links. Maybe they just remind me that all things are connected, or maybe they give me something to focus on for a long enough time to convince myself I can still have an attention span when I need one. For whatever reason, the wire itself becomes the main event and I increasingly ask myself where this stuff, the metal itself, really came from, the depths of the earth, or even outer space.
|Maybe you can tell by this mess of stuff that I had|
no idea how this design would end up.
(1) it eats wire - each link takes a full 8 cm of wire and has a final length of about 1 cm. It doesn't sound logical, but then, art isn't logical.
(2) You can only weave them in one direction - oh, I wasted a link or two before I discovered this. As I put them together, I literally have to weave one link into the next before it's secured. I've done this lots of times before. What I didn't realize was that I always have to go from big to little. Because of the way I've coiled the large loop, I had to wrap the small loop around the big one before it was tied off. If I went the other way around, I could just feed the wire into one coil and it would never loop right. Oh, dear, too much information, I know, but it was important at the time.
Meanwhile, the chain was becoming the main event. It's hard to explain how excited I get about a new chain design. If I show my husband how exciting it is, he will give me a polite nod with glazed eyes, that tells me he is both bored with my content, and at the very same moment, amazed by my overall oddness. If I show my daughter - well, she doesn't care about my jewelry nearly as much since she realized how far gone I am with it. No doubt, she has better things to do.
When I found this green crazy lace agate bead, I knew it was my centerpiece. I'm sure this bead is dyed, but so many beads are these days. I have decided it's okay, and I love the color and the stone design. So how does the story end? Well, I'll show you. I would love to show you.
|I added a pewter bead tassel|
|Green Lace Agate Pendant, 1 1/4 inch in diameter wrapped with Niobium|
|Click Here To See The Listing in my Shop|
Thanks for spending some time with me today. It was so nice of you to drop by. Feel free to leave a comment or just say a little something so I know you're out there. Have a great day.