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This week I'd like to introduce you to some new collar type pendants I have been working on. Certainly falling into the category of "statement necklaces", they are also circling on the edge of "just how would you wear that" category. If you are looking for a stringing challenge, these are for you!
Two samples for you to ponder:
The beginnings of my first attempt at stringing a two part collar:
Cynthia Deis, owner of Ornamentea, took a completely different approach. Being the versatile person she is, Cynthia noticed how this necklace can also be worn "glaze side in" as shown in the photo on the right. Wearing this necklace "glaze side in" seems to highlight the shape of the individual pieces and overall necklace, while wearing it "glaze side out" seems to say more about the color and to point out the series of holes. An added bonus: as Cynthia moved about the store, the ceramic beads gently tapped against the larger pieces, giving the necklace a whispering wind chime voice.
What's your style? Does it change with your mood, with the weather, with the season? Do you enjoy wearing a "statement" necklace, or are smaller, more traditional necklaces what you enjoy?
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Elaine Ray creates her ceramic beading components in North Carolina, where they are available on line from Ornamentea.com or check with your local bead shop for availability.