Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Chaos


I named this piece "Chaos" because when it is being made, it is indeed an organized chaotic mess of rings until that last step when it all comes together into this gorgeous pendant. It's the kind of weave you're not sure you're doing right the whole time because surely it isn't supposed to look like that, but then all of a sudden, viola! (Yes, my blog pronounced "voila" properly in case you were wondering, thankyouverymuch.)




It is made with close to 100 copper rings, all hand cut and woven into this Oriental ball chain maille weave. A sterling silver box chain is threaded through the center, so it hangs oh so perfectly around the neck. The pendant is approximately 7/8" in diameter.

Do you love it? I think this weave is super cool. I see myself making it in brass and maybe even in sterling soon. Mixed metals would work well for it too.




Oooh, and I took these with my new lens. I didn't think I'd be able to use it at all with jewelry, but it doesn't do too badly. I have to move the tripod waaaay back for it to focus, so my next lens purchase will definitely be a macro (which is $$$$ so it might be a while!), but it surprised me that it sort of worked okay for this.

11 comments:

Jen said...

I love it! Its awesome! I think would make great earings too!

Jeanie said...

I love all of your work, but you know that.

This looks just plain HARD to me, so congratulations on such a complex piece!

WoooOOOoOo!

Nicole said...

Very nice! You are obviously more patient than I am... or you just pretend to be :P

Heidi @ GGIP said...

That is way cool. Really.

lost2society said...

Yup I love it too!!
It's rather contemporary looking!
Very cool.

Catherine said...

interesting looking

Thursday's Child said...

That's gorgeous!

The Rock Chick said...

It's beautiful! I think a mix of metals would be great with a piece like that. I am a fan of the mix :)

Sandi said...

This is really unique - I love it!

Janet said...

Dude. That first picture? Is FANTASTIC!!! I love that necklace!!!

Kim said...

It's gorgeous!! It would look soooooo cool in sterling!