Saturday, June 2, 2018
new collar with gold
By the way, after writing the earlier blog post about this structure, I forgot to read it before making this piece, and so had to redo it after getting around 1/3 of the way around. In the post the dark tubes were 28mm and the stone tubes on the outside edges were 20-35-20. In this one I started out using all 28s except for the long 35mm ones on the outside, so no 20s on the outside. That made the outside too long relative to the inside, so it curved was too tightly to fit your neck into it. So I changed the inside tubes to 31mm. It's still a pretty tight circle. If I wanted it a bit longer, instead of round, I'd make2 of the inside tubes in each side 35s instead of 31s. That would add a bit more length, but mostly it would make the curve shallower at that point. There are 12 inside tubes, so I'd change 3,4, 9 and 10. Actually I might just change 3 and 10 (talking to myself here) because you really want to do it when the line of the necklace is 90 degrees from the center point, so you're making it just longer, not wider.