Here is the first result from this decision:
I am quite pleased with it. Its not quite finished- i have to go and get eyelets and then hammer them into the leather and connect it to the chain- which will take me 5min to do.
But i couldn't wait to blog it! Am so pleased that I can finally make some jewellery again, and looking back now- I'm not sure what i was waiting for!
My inspiration was from this:
Remember my Waterplay Photos?
I used semiprecious stones and hand forged the silver links. The big round bead is a handcrafted ceramic bead i found last year in fact.
To be creative was always a need for me- I am not happy if I can't do something, I always scribble and make stuff, even when I was studying Chemistry, I was making stuff, drawing and painting. And get all this ideas just walking around town- some of them are a bit unrealistic i have to admit.
Still i find that nothing is more pleasing to me than making jewellery- even though i crochet,knit, draw and take photos- i miss making jewellery when I'm not making any. I love working with silver the most, I love the quality of the metal and got a good feel for working with it. I discovered that each metal has its own distinct qualities and find that silver resonates the most with me. I find that the materials one works with are very important- so i only work with pleasing yarns and wool when i crochet or knit as example. Firstly i often end up making very work intensive projects- and fin it a shame to invest so many hours and not use the best materials i can get, but secondly i love good quality materials- I'm one of this people who can walk into a shop and be excited about something because it feels sooooooo good when you touch it! :) Which is precisely why my best friend calls me a snob- i cant buy any item that doesn't fulfill this criteria.
Then also i got to admit i am a perfectionist and choosing good materials to work lifts the quality of the end product. But i love hunting down and searching materials and the getting them is nearly as important to me as working with them.
anyhow here is a close up on the chain and its elements. Hope you like it!
Oh yes I don't have a name for it yet...will think up one and am open for suggestions