Saturday, April 19, 2008
Deco Necklace 1
I'd started making the tube section as support for the Phantom Quartz necklace in the April 27th entry (above). I had the creeping sensation that it wasn't right - the styles clashed - Victorian vs something much more modern. You know how it is when you're 10 hours into working & hate to admit that you're going the wrong way?
Finally I gave up on trying to combine the two & decided to see where the beaded tube wanted to go. The neckpiece above was the result. It struck me as typical of Deco-era design and I kept aiming for that kind of simplicity. And...that's led to borrowing a huge book on Deco jewelry from the library and all kinds of other ideas, so stay tuned and wish me luck. Meanwhile, I'm reworking the bail for the Phantom piece - and the necklace portion.
The Deco piece is made with sterling silver beads, cream lampwork beads and Japanese seed beads.
One of my friends, a young woman with (as she joked when I asked her) "a good neck on her shoulders," is going to model it for a photograph. It looks (pardon the ego) stunning on - and the display stand just doesn't do it justice.