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« on: August 15, 2008 09:11:39 PM »

I had this cut piece of leather that I'd stiffened with resin left over (it was a practice piece to test my ideas about resin and leather) from the Gorgeous Choker Swap, and I really wanted to use it. Then I came up with the idea of using up some of my sterling silver wire by making bullion. I played around with it for a while and came up with this, which uses up some spare freshwater pearls and a bit of silver chain that I'd been saving for just the right project.

What do you think? Boyfriend says it's strange, but I think I like it. The drapey silver loops make me think of a chandelier, you know? I would love to hear what YOU think. Wearable? Wonderful? Weird?

the toggle closure is on the side, in the front. I thought it looked neat there. Here's a picture of it on me, but I took it in a mirror, so it's reversed! =)

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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2008 09:20:42 PM »

I think that it's different, but definitely not different in a bad way. It's really original, and I think it's only a matter of time before people are asking you where you got it. I like how the closure is on the side.

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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2008 09:24:50 PM »

I like it and definitely would wear it.  Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2008 09:29:17 PM »

Wow, I love it Cheesy It rather reminds me of an octopus.
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2008 10:21:29 PM »

I agree, it reminds me of a chandelier in a really great way! Classy, dramatic, gorgeous!
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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2008 12:49:27 PM »

That's a great idea - it wouldn't be nearly as cool without the bullion Smiley
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