This is what is referred to as a collar necklace. They're very popular right now and can be seen in many different styles. This is my version. Using bronze wire, I sculpted it into this shape.
There's something very fulfilling in taking a roll of wire and turning it into something. In this case, I didn't have a clue what I wanted to do. I was actually chatting with a friend on the phone and just began creating. Before I knew it, I had the shape. From that point, I wanted it to look very random and organic so I had to carefully weave so each area was balanced.
It may sound odd, but creating something to look random is a balancing act. Hardly ever are my pieces created quickly without a lot of engineering to make it look random. Even my asymmetrical pieces require balance or they just look like a mess. The process requires repetitive steps of building and then stopping to look and I do this over and over again.
My process right now is adding beads to the wire. This involves twice the balance and engineering so both the wire and the beads look balanced yet random. I can't wait to get to my studio table to get working on that collar necklace. After that one is complete, I have another design I plan to make with a beautiful clay flower incorporated. The flower was acquired at the First Friday Art Crawl in Tulsa from Julie Box, a local potter. It warms my heart to use materials purchased from local artists. It makes the piece that much more special. I'll post pictures on my facebook page so be sure to go follow me there. Here's a link: www.facebook.com/blithe.ology If you've already followed me but haven't seen any posts, it's likely because I've fallen off of your newsfeed. Be sure to find me again and engage (like, share or comment) and that should get me back into your newsfeed.
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What styles of jewelry do you prefer? Are you a 'statement piece' kind of chick?