Saturday, July 20, 2013

half knot necklace

    I'm still not very good at the mechanics of blogging:  I wanted to put these pictures side by side, but couldn't get that to happen.
    Anyway, as soon as I figured out how to do get my tube structures to spiral, I thought of making a piece that would look like a loosely knotted scarf.  As you can see, you can make twist the 2 ends together in 2 different ways, although I think the vertical twist (the bottom picture) would be better with 2 twists instead of just 1.   I plan to do another one, probably with the twist closer to the neck and longer tassels hanging below the twisted part.  The only problem with it is that  once it's tied, it just looks like a flexible tube, and you can't tell that the curves had to be built into it.  Oh, well.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Stone teardrops

This is a piece I've had in the back of my head for a while.  I wanted to take the basic buckeyball shape and extend 1 end out to make a teardrop shape.  I got that worked out and then came up with a smaller version for the back of the necklace.  The trickiest part was getting 2 "stalk" to come out of 1 ball a
in fairly close proximity so that I could get it to form 2 strands at the bottom.  All in all, I think it worked out nicely.