Friday, July 20, 2007

Oxidation

Here is a sneak peek of how the "Oxidation" necklace is coming along. This is a freeform necklace, so I'm just making it up as I go along. Ordinary tatting, combined with some zigzag sets (1st half 4 times, 2nd half 4 times) and split rings. I use to wonder what split rings were good for. They really free up the possibilities!

I did a goofy thing with an oversized bead -- I added it to the center of a split ring using the technique described at http://janeeborall.freeservers.com/tonyabeadsr.htm
Of course the ring had to be much too large because of the huge bead, so it just flopped over and twisted, but I like the effect. It's just for fun, and adds dimension.
The necklace is of the same thread as the "rock" bracelet of a previous post (seen at the top of the first photo) and actually the polymer clay beads were made at the same time.

1 comment:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

This is really beautiful! I admire your ability to just tat!