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Thursday, May 13, 2010

telling tales: mermaid multi strand necklace

a jumble of mermaid


Mermaids always wear oceanic jewelry IMO, and with all that swimming, diving and siren-singing going on it's bound to be a little 'worn' and tangled.
Thus my mermaid asymmetric multi-strand necklaces - a thorough tangle of strands, featuring a plethora of jewelry-making techniques from wire work thru chainmaille to simple beading.

copper mermaid

I have no idea why I decided to make a multi-strand asymmetric necklace one day ..... but when the piece was finished, the name 'mermaid' was firmly fixed in my mind.

a new mermaid

I've made them in silver wire, gold (as part of a recent jewelry design class) and tinned copper. My own personal mermaid is in copper and features a rather handsome wired glass cabachon as a clasp.

yes, i always look this glam

The number of strands varies but they all tangle as part of the style, and they're all called mermaid.

3 comments:

Glennie9654 said...

無一事而不學,無一時而不學,無一處而不學。

ebbandflo said...

er thanks Glennie9654 (?) but haven't you left out the string of hyperlinked dots which direct me to a porn site or similar spam?

ebbandflo said...

and in translation
"Study everything at all times anywhere" Chu Xi

 
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