Archive for May, 2008

Designing the Electric Sky Choker

May 29, 2008

I had lots of trial and error while I was designing and looming this choker. At one point, it looked like whale flukes. LOL! If you would like to read about the trials and tribulations that were endured while this was a work in progess, it can be seen http://www.starvingjewelryartists.com/index.php?showtopic=7108 here on the forum. Complete with pics of what it looked like a few times.

 

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Electric Sky choker

May 21, 2008

I am so bad about keeping this blog updated. Here is what I have been doing the past couple of weeks-or longer. LOL!

I have had an idea for a lightening bolt loomed choker in my head for a while, now. I finally got it sketched out and beaded. I used DynaMite OP black, and Trans. Rainbow Purple for the main collar. I used a ton of different beads for the fringe-Ornela twisted bugles in rainbow purple and iris peacock, 4mm FP watermelon and purple iris, Ming Tree bugles in rainbow peacock, DynaMite SL purple bugles,and an assortment of beads with a rainbow/iris finish that I got from yard sale jewelry. It has a peyote toggle clasp/loop closure.

It was fun looming this piece. It’s been too long since I have loomed anything. I’m now trying to come up with some earrings that will go with it and not be overpowered by the fringe on the choker.

I still can’t get the hang of the new ways to post pics here, so sorry for the double close up of the fringe pics. When I photographed the finished piece, I realized that the irridescent colors of the beads weren’t showing well, so I added that pic. The irredescence of the beads is a major part of the choker.