Monday, May 20, 2013

Caught Couture

Hello there,

Monday has arrived, bright and shiny here in lovely Boise, Idaho.  

Today I would like to share a new piece.  I try, on occasion to bring a sense of whimsy and fun into the pieces I create, and once in a while I find something unique and unusual that fits the description nicely.  The creative process being what it is, I do not always have an immediate use or idea for the odds and ends I tend to acquire.  They may sit around for months until inspiration strikes and the appropriate design is crafted.

This piece took a while, it fought me here and there, insisting that something wasn't quite right.  So back to the drawing board or bead board as it was... It was while watching an old movie on TV that the idea sprang into my head, and almost demanded that I stop what I was doing to sit at the workbench and work on the piece.  Thankfully I am not so flighty.

Available on either or etsy is this Steam-punk Styled Lariat necklace.  

Caught Couture

Chain shown with short tiered look

A play on the words Haute Couture (an item made especially with a specific theme, fit or design, made to order) it is designed as a Lariat, handcuffs, star and key charms adorn one end and maybe centered as a pendant, a second pair of handcuffs is attached to the other end of the chain, and acts as a stop.  This necklace has no clasp and fits easily over the head.  Over all length is 27", and may be worn two different ways.

Cluster the charms all together and let the necklace hang just below the breast (very Victorian), or adjust by gently pull the handcuffs in a downward motion, repositioning the pendant as a collar with a long lead or to desired length for a tiered look.

Charms shown clustered as a pendant

Created with antiqued bronze chain and charms, the handcuffs do not open.  The star and key lend a law enforcement theme to this cute necklace.  Would make a great accessory those in the branches of Law Enforcement.

Shown here with the drop pulled slightly longer.

Thank you for stopping in and having a look.  There are lots of other fun and whimsical items as well chainmaille and other fine jewelry selections in the shop.

The Alchemists Vessel would like to wish you a pleasant work week.

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