Every now and then, I start a project that becomes, for lack of a better word, a monster.
You know, one of those interesting "what if" ideas that quickly devours your work table.
My latest one has been sitting around in its UFO state for a really long time. Mocking me. Taunting me. Causing me to mutter under my breath like the crazy lady in the neighborhood. Oh wait, I am the crazy lady in the neighborhood. Anyway, I was starting to measure the length of time this thing was taking me to complete it in geological terms -- paleozoic, mesozoic, necklacezoic....
You may have seen it at this point:
or at this point:
ANYWAY, I had gotten to a point in the monster's development where it was time to add the neckstrap. I wanted to do something that would echo the swirl of turquoise that winds around the glass discs in the focal.
Tried one idea. Ugly. Tried another idea. Fugly. Tried yet another idea. Not bad, but not quite substantial enough to stand up to the boldness of the centerpiece.
Finally, finally, finally, I came up with something I feel good about. What do you think?
|The photo's overexposed, but you get the idea -- |
this is not for the shy woman!
So happy to have tamed the monster!