Oh dear, please excuse my lack of posting!
Here is a quick update of some of the things I have been creating recently...
Continuing a love for sliced agate and developing a new fondness for braided leather. For now it takes the form of a bracelet but I hope to make something a little more adventurous soon.
A silk/wool mix yarn has been knitted into tubes and plaited. The mesh band has swivel clips attached to each end enabling the removal and addition of sections. I finally managed to find a decent quality crepe cord which you can see plaited above in black. I'm very tempted to transform it into a bracelet/bangle instead.
| Self-made necklace paired with a vintage silk blouse from Anja
I can't help but scrunch my face up at the sight of this necklace. Looking at it now, the proportions appear so awkward. Hopefully removing one of the sections and lengthening the mesh band will change my mind.
I've been trying to find large vintage brass beads for so long! A hunt which began when I started planning a collection based on molecular structure and geometry. I've now accumulated enough to keep me happy .... at least for the time being.
I did have plans to do more exciting things other than stringing them onto snake chain, but that said, I'm quite fond of this piece. The simplest designs often agree with me the most.
Seeing as I prefer the necklace in it's simplest form, I thought I'd follow on from the idea in the previous post and see whether I could implement a removable aspect. This is just a rough example, but even attaching the pom pom brooches seems to create a nice effect.
OR.... perhaps they should be left to adorn a skinny belt?
The beads move freely on the snake chain, only stopped by the caps which finish each end. When other forms of decoration are attached, e.g. a large or small pom pom brooch, they separate and rest beside the decoration. I have another idea to incorporate fabric ruffles into beaded necklaces. An idea which may finally enable me to create a piece involving PVC! I have a love/hate relationship with PVC, but that just makes me all the more eager to work with it.
And before I forget, thank you to both Blonde and Lucky Magazine for featuring my sailor knot bracelet in their recent issues! Blonde magazine were very kind to send a copy to me and thank you to the lovely Michelle for sending Lucky!
image source: personal photographs