Thursday, April 14, 2011

Theater night or BDSM?

I have no idea. I guess the answer to that question will be up to whoever will wear this. I think if I am lucky enough to have it long enough, I might wear this with the clutch to the wedding party.
While messing around with the clutch, I stumbled upon an interesting way to visually showcase pearls, by surrounding them with seed beads in a way that resembles.... many things. (Dragon scales, pebbles, stepping stones, zen gardens, whatnot.) After having watched some bike races with Paul, who got truly excited about the 2011 Paris- Roubaix, and made me watch the whole thing, by the end I was convinced that the pattern indeed is cobble stones.
I was tempted to name this piece Hell of the North ( the pet name of Paris-Roubaix) , but that would be lost on most people except for the fans of road bike racing. And let's face it:most of them don't wear chokers, even if they shave their legs.

So it is called the Pave choker.
As a matter of fact, this series is called the pave series. There will be more.
I can't get enough of the textures. And we all know that I am a sucker for textures.



Here is my lovely young coworker Robin modeling the Pave Choker. Boy, that sounds a lot better then Hell of the North, doesn't it?

4 comments:

  1. Oohhh... this is really beautiful. I'm not much of a choker kinda girl, but this is lovely. I love your cobble stone style and the way you've set off the gorgeous pearl stones with the seed bead *grout.* ;)

    Your model is adorable. She looks like she really enjoys wearing your work. :)

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  2. You know, I never had a choker. Now I see why. My neck is short! Robin here has a beautiful slender neck. She rocks this piece, and she knows it too. It also looks really good on Sammy. Oh-oh. I feel doggie pics coming.

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  3. Actually the texture looks quite a bit like a quilting technique called "Trapunto" where parts are stuffed full of batting and the background is very heavily quilted with random stitches. Nice effect to fill that area without crowding.

    Lynn Allen

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