A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 313,983
Currently Running With Scissors:
316 Guests and 4 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Bad Ass B!t@# Necklace  (Read 751 times)
Tags for this thread: feminist , statement_necklace , necklace , featured_project  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
1+
 
Mistress Jennie
Tutorial Contributor
Jewelry and Trinkets Moderator
Craftalongs Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

~*Harry Potter Craftalong Headmistress*~
Offline Offline

Posts: 9626
Joined: 30-Sep-2008

Beware the power of my Sonic Seam Ripper!


View Profile WWW
« on: July 19, 2017 10:32:15 AM »

I recently had the great fortune to partner with kittykill in the Feminism & Diversity Swap.  I knew that I wanted to create a piece that felt like donning armor when putting it on; something with weight to remind her of her own innate strength while fighting for equality.  The result is almost a gorget in size and area covered on the body.   



I made the chain from large individual gunmetal links and Swarovski crystal 'cosmic rings' in jet black.  Each individual element was chosen to reflect intersectional feminist principals, or to reference kittykill specifically.  I'll list a few of them...  The central eye pendant to help us stay woke, and keep an eye on The Man.  The pink crystal hearts represent one of her favorite songs, Rebel Heart by Madonna.  A large claw shaped stone to remind her that sometimes we need to use our teeth and claws to grab and hold onto our rights.  A Mexican coin to represent the 'Bad Hombres' among us, working as allies in our fight for gender equality.  A Queen Bee bottlecap as a reminder of 'who runs the world'.  A resin pendant that reads 'elusive', as reference to the fact that after decades of bold suffragettes and women's libber's alike fighting for equality among the sexes, that equality still eludes us in the pay gap, in stereotyped gender-based marketing campaigns, in how we treat the victims of sexual assault, in what toys are marketed to our children, and so many other issues.



There is an antique key gifted to me as an extra in a Craftster swap, to remind her of the strength found in friendships among women and the communities we create for ourselves.  A 'P', for kittykill's first initial; a wing to soar on; a playing die for luck in the game of life.  I'm really thrilled with how it turned out, and hopefully it will bring her as much joy as I had making it.

THIS ROCKS   Logged

patty_o_furniture
Offline Offline

Posts: 1528
Joined: 16-Aug-2006

May the force be ever in your favor, Mr. Potter.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2017 10:35:08 AM »

Whoa.  Love the look.  Love the symbolism.  Rocks!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

PattyO's Pinterest
Sorry if old pics aren't showing.  Photobucket thinks I want to go from free to $400??! Nope.
craftylittlemonkey
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

"Be yourself, everyone else is already taken." Oscar Wilde
Offline Offline

Posts: 3577
Joined: 03-Jun-2006

Crafting is the best medicine.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2017 12:47:17 PM »

That is some serious awesome right there. Rockin' rocks lady!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

MissingWillow
Sewing in General Moderator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 11218
Joined: 31-May-2010


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2017 01:15:03 PM »

It's so kittykill!  This rocks!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Patraw
Offline Offline

Posts: 1749
Joined: 08-Apr-2014

Don't touch!!!


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2017 01:19:25 PM »

Impressive array of shapes and symbols; that's one necklace that will attract many comments and questions from everyone who lays eyes upon it!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
kittykill
Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Needlework Moderator
Occasions and Holidays Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 34858
Joined: 25-Sep-2004

I got 99 problems, but a stitch ain't one.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2017 02:22:39 PM »

I wore this out to dinner Saturday night. It is so epic. I've gotten so many compliments on it. Every time I put it on, I feel so powerful!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Mistress Jennie
Tutorial Contributor
Jewelry and Trinkets Moderator
Craftalongs Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

~*Harry Potter Craftalong Headmistress*~
Offline Offline

Posts: 9626
Joined: 30-Sep-2008

Beware the power of my Sonic Seam Ripper!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2017 03:40:08 PM »

What's funny is I've tried in the past to make things like this, but just for fun, and I've failed over and over with the style. Despite a dozen or so trials, I've only ever managed to make 2 necklaces in this style.  This one inspired specifically by you, and one inspired by my friend Amber.  Each one had to be tied to the person in order to come together. 
THIS ROCKS   Logged

TheMistressT
There's not much in this world that can't be improved by either chocolate, bacon or glitter.
Offline Offline

Posts: 6304
Joined: 10-Jun-2007

Dahlin, I'm so glamorous I cry glitter tears.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2017 03:47:59 PM »

AMAZING! Super Pam-y, too!

What's funny is I've tried in the past to make things like this, but just for fun, and I've failed over and over with the style. Despite a dozen or so trials, I've only ever managed to make 2 necklaces in this style.  This one inspired specifically by you, and one inspired by my friend Amber.  Each one had to be tied to the person in order to come together. 

I have difficulty creating w/o a recipient or designated theme, too. I need a "reason" for some reason. Sigh.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My blog, Suddenly Surrounded by Taxidermy: http://suddenlytaxidermy.blogspot.com/
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/themistresst
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BubbleOffPlumb

'16 FPs: 50
'17 FPs: 43
wryly
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2017 06:37:16 PM »

such a cool piece of art. I love it!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
lindyv321
Cooking Moderator
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 12635
Joined: 28-Mar-2008

My fingers are itchin' to be stitchin'


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2017 06:46:51 PM »

You rocked this one too! I adore it and everything it stands for.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Apple Cozy
What The World Needs Now...
Meatless Monday: German Pancake



Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.