Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Playing with an idea
It had occurred to me that you could also use those tubes as hinges and join rows of octs just at those hinges. So that was what I did here.
Then I started thinking of other beads I could use for the "waist" beads. A while ago I had gotten strings and strings of marble beads on sale, and hadn't done a lot with them. So I thought I'd try those.
I had 2 sizes, 35mm long and 30 mm long. I tried the larger ones first and got the structure you see here. The ends of the marble beads were pretty wide, so I added a bronze colored bead to give a narrower end. It came out quite zigzaggy, which I liked. But the 35mm beads were awfully heavy, a
I tried using the 30mm marble beads, and to keep more or less the same proportions, I changed the silver tubes from 25mm to 20mm. The next picture shows that one. I liked it, but somehow didn't decide to do a whole necklace like that. But I thought that single one made a great pendant, so I just finished off the one, and I'm putting that on etsy.
What I finally ended up with was using the smaller (30mm) marble beads, and 25mm silver tubes. That made each oct more
The fun part of all this is to take an idea and watch it evolve, and see what you can do with it.