It looks a little sad when the posts are two months apart, but hey, I made my second sale the other day! It was a great birthday present, too. Speaking of which (if anyone happens to see this), everything in my shop is currently 23% off with the coupon code BDAY2013 for at least a couple more days.
Technically this one took me MONTHS to finish, but most of those months were spent with it sitting in a tray and me staring at it frustratedly... I finally decided to call it finished the other day, though. I'm pretty happy with it! Each little wire-wrapped triangle was sort of a pain in the ass to do, but it was worth it... I think.
The major problem was probably that I'd originally imagined it much more massive and jumbled, but this is a decent compromise. I would've spent entirely too much time on it otherwise, I just can't quite afford to spend so much time on one necklace yet. Hopefully in the near future I'll have the time and resources to make some enormously massive necklaces! ;)
Pretty pleased with this one... it took a while to finish, but it was worth it I think. The only major downside is that the chain with the little curved links kind of sucks, and catches and twists on itself if the necklace is bumped around too much (especially if it's dropped or something). Normal wear shouldn't be too hard on it, though. At least I used up almost all of that chain on this necklace, haha.
Finally, something that's not a necklace!!
I'm really pretty happy with this one, and kind of attached to it since it's the first hand piece-thing I've ever made. Did you know another name for them is "slave bracelet?" How shitty is that? I mean, I understand where it came from, but still... kinda not cool? I don't know, I even can't help but sort of cringe at the fact that "master" and "slave" hard drives are named that way...
Anyway, I like this one quite a bit. It's an old broken broach that I got at the awesome local Bead-It here in Austin. The little broken broach mechanism bits sort of dug into the back of my hand so my roommate Lander sliced them off with his ultra-sharp wire cutters (which are about 9,000x better and sharper than mine, haha), then I filed it down some more. So thanks Lander! :)
I also realize it's intended to be covered in little rhinestones, but rhinestones aren't generally my favorite thing and I really like how it looks without them.