Once in a while a maker may make something and then think! "F@#K! I made that!! I really made THAT". It is then a race to grab the gossamer threads of inspiration and then run with it.
This very thing happened to me today. I don't mean to sound cocky (pardon me if I do) but I seriously love my Hardware necklace.
Shiny hard objects that jostle against each other in an artery of brutal beauty. A frenzy of things that don't normally sit beside each other. Forget guts for garters...wear it as a necklace instead!
I worked in a frenzy to combine Swarovski crystal pearls, reclaimed vintage crystal beads taken from a broken chandelier, steel hex nuts from the hardware shop and broken silver plated and gunmetal chains with their bolt rings still attached. The necklace is finished with a gunmetal heart clasp and a chunky extension chain with a tiny rhodium plated padlock dangle.
The necklace measures about 20" long with an additional 2.5" extension chain to allow for adjusting.
★ Only two of these will ever be made and one is mine ★