Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Necklace part 3
But then I realized that my brain, which tends toward regular, repeating stuff, was assuming I had to join a corner of one link to a corner of the next one. But the outside edges zigzag, so if the corner tube points northeast/southwest, the tube next to it (I'll call it the edge tube) would point sorthwest/southeast. So I could join a corner to an edge and it would work out. It diminishes the square look of the links, which wasn't my preference. But on the other hand, it moves the junction away from the center of the links, so that they extend more to the outside, rather than into your neck, which is good.
At the end I made one more change. Although I liked the openness of the big bottom link, I decided it was just too wobbly, so I added diagonal tubes at each corner to firm up the right angles. It's still quite open and much firmer than it was. Anyway, that's the final product. It's larger than what I normally wear myself, but I was looking for a more dramatic piece, and I think the size gives it that extra bit of drama.