Wednesday, December 6, 2017
This post is essentially an addendum to my last post. I've done a couple of art festivals in recent weeks, and I'm reacting to some problems that showed up. Basically, I tend to size things to myself. I have a pretty small neck, so that means that what I think of as a short necklace is actually too short for lots of people. For starters, the necklace I just wrote about, the one with octahedra and floating pearls--as I said, it was based on a necklace of 22 octahedra, but, because I was running out of 25mm tubes, I made this one out of 20 octs. Then I made up some of the lost length by making the tets at either end longer. Mistake. I've now redone it with an extra oct at each end that ends with a 14mm equilateral triangle to get some taper. That gets us back to 22 octs, and I put a 20mm tet at each end. Even for a small neck, it's a better size. Then, to accommodate larger people, I added a 2" extender chain. I'm going back and adding extender chains to lots of my necklaces.