Actually I didn't think I'd make it but last night everything else got pushed aside so I could finish my "Your Designs Rock" entry, a competition put on by Rings & Things. The deadline is midnight tonight which does give me all day to take some decent photos and fill out paperwork. I took pictures late last night but I didn't do the whole set up and so pictures are not great....but here's a sneak peek.
Nope, it's not a crown, it's a choker. For those of you who have seen my Urchin Wings bracelet you will recognise the component. My inspiration for this one....which as you can see, is not everyday wear....was Elizabethan collars (which I'm fascinated by) and my desire to create something that wouldn't look out of place in a Vogue photoshoot (my dream).
I designed it to be worn with hair up and bare shoulders and, boy, do I wish I had somewhere to wear it because it turned out exactly as I imagined it.
If you're counting....that's 20 Swarovski rivolis, 40 fire polished rounds, 20 Swarovski pearls, THOUSANDS of seed beads and LOTS of hours work!
The inner ring has bezelled rivolis suspended by fire polished rounds and sits against the neck, the urchin wings stand off the neck making lots of great negative spaces. Can you tell I'm happy with this one? Lol!
Now I just need to be able show this piece to it's best in just three images, not an easy job given the depth and shine.