I went just a *little* dangle-crazy with the last batch of steamfunkery pieces. I couldn’t help it! I dug out all the metal bits and bobs I could find and in there were these chandelier-earring-type findings that just begged to be incorporated and to have things hanging off them. And so a bunch of the newest pieces are really, really long. They also have colour, which is new for this line, based on someone saying that even steam-punk-goth girls aren’t hurt by a nice piece of shiny bling :)
I also just got a massive, unexpected case of these ribbon-cord necklaces – my fiance and his business partner have long gone to flea markets and outdoor vendor shows to sell low-priced goods, including jewellery they’ve bought or made, to make a few bucks a week. This week they got out of the business for loftier goals and I’ve inherited the giant box of ribbons they’d just acquired! It’s the first time I’ve had any reliable sort of alternative to the chains that come with my pendants, and I’m glad for it, because I’ve been having a hard time finding good quality chains. I have come to realize that most people have their own chains anyway, but I still would prefer to package my work with something a little nicer. I think in many cases these brightly-coloured ribbons will hit the spot! I certainly had fun digging through the box to find colours to suit these pieces:
Not everything was dangly and massive, however:
(ok, maybe a little massive)
I was in a hurry to take these photos so they’re not as beautifully crafted as the previous set. But… BUT!! The final architectural detail in my studio is complete (after months) and the next update will be to show you the amazing, wonderful, fabulous, delightful new area in the studio that will help me transit from physical to digital with ease. Keep an eye on this space!