Sunday, January 30, 2011

New necklace... hoarders edition

I love the fact that I keep everything I have ever made/had any contact with in any way. Yes, some might call it hoarding. I call it being prepared for any given situation. If it weren't for my "serial collecting" ways this necklace might never had happened.

You see, I made the two focal porcelain pieces about three or four years ago. I loved how the glaze came out but didn't have any fabulous ideas for the pieces at that moment so I hoarded them away in my special drawer full of other pieces I made a million years ago. Some day I may use them all! Or... they will continue to live happily in my drawer until the event of my death when some poor unsuspecting family member discovers (what will surely make a great documentary film some day) my not so secret piles of precious bits and baubles. I remember my grandmother once expressing concern over what people would find once she passed away. I've moved beyond concern into pity...

Anyhoo, on to the necklace! There's all kinds of things going on in this piece! I started the whole piece by attaching a lovely shard of mother-of-pearl to the porcelain using my new favorite Memeory Thread wire.

Then I wrapped two copper ring links with the same ivory Memory Thread. The toggle is a metal button that I found in NYC last week and it works great as a closure.

The rest of the necklace is comprised of pearl and mother-of-pearl (the rest of Pearl's family refused to participate... snobs), white turquoise, dyed jasper (or agate, can't remember) and bone. I made it to fit rather short, almost a choker length. Might have to hang on to this one for a while. I like it a lot. :)

11 comments:

For My Sweet Daughter said...

You'll have to send me your address so I can clean out your drawers, so you won't be embarrassed, in the event...tehehe.
I have often thought that too and tell my husband things that no one should ever see if I die and he should clean the bathroom before anyone comes to our house.
Very cool necklace!
Shannon
hope yo are feeling better and that Wren is so cute!

DalaHorse said...

I think it's wonderful....it would be a lovely piece to hang on to since you have a component history with it...and it with you!♥ Love it's name too!

Palimpa Lim said...

Brilliant!

maryharding said...

I totally approve of hoarding. What a wonderful necklace. I love all the different components and that you found just the right place for those beatiful ceramic pieces. I love my piece from you I won some time ago.

carmen said...

Sorry, left comment with the rabbit post.
So now I leave my comment regarding the rabbit here: JUST WANT TO EAT HER!!!!
I am a big animal lover and when Petey died I cried a little (sniff, sniff). Wren sounds like a boy name?

Libby Leuchtman said...

Girlfriend you should see my hoard of beads etc... I had a retail bead store so I am embarrassed at how much stuff I have. So glad I am not alone. Love your design.

Nic :) said...

is beautiful, and oh so original!
Love everything about it
x

reddressgnome said...

gorgeous gorgeous! i love the teal and pearl/cream and dark pink combo. and all the different textures!

Copper Diem said...

how funny, i just did something similar with that wire/thread & had it on my blog. i love that stuff

Jen V. said...

Girl, you are a hoarding genius!

FryeStyle said...

I'd hoard this one too. Oooo more of those cut-out buckle-like shapes. I'm looking forward to the ones I bought from you the other day. And I was at Michael's today - just had to get me some of that wiiiirred cording....in what color...well, red, of course!!