Sunday, May 24, 2009

One More Weekend Project

I was able to squeeze in one more project this weekend using the black silk-like cord from Rings & Things I mentioned last Sunday. It's funny that I can see some similarities in this necklace and the 3 tiered decopauge necklace I made yesterday. One-track mind syndrome I think!

I've had the red ceramic beads for quite a while, but hadn't come up with any wonderful design ideas for them until now. :) Actually I thought the contrast between the red and black would be nice and kept trying to add some small copper chain to it, but it felt a little bit too harsh. I did get a couple of bronzy-copper jump rings and headpins in. The main concern I had once I decided on the red beads was how to clasp this choker/necklace.

I ended up using black craft wire to attach one small black jump ring on one end and bent a large black jump ring into an "S" shape for the hook and wired that on the other end. Considering it was a last minute thought, I am pretty happy with it! As I am sure you have realized by now, I am not shooting for perfection in these designs, but more of a happy feeling. That's the beauty of creating for fun rather than profit. If you have the time and allow yourself the luxury of creating solely for the purpose of expressing yourself, you might come up with something unique and special.

Have a good one!!


WireMySoul said...

I like the black with the red ceramic. Very nice! I use cord like this a lot for my handmade pendants too. It's inexpensive, which is great for those pendants that will cost more to make. It's so versatile and looks great!

Dave Robertson said...

Another neat item in your "signature" 3-tier style :) You got lots of good effect from a nice, simple design here!

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Just A Tish said...

i tweet'd this, it is soo cool. others need to see it!

The Beading Gem said...

One of my fav color combinations - black and red. Excellent focal!! The three tier design reminds me of the three tier earrings I wrote about recently. Pearl