The last few pieces I'm sharing here could be considered pretty dark when compared with the lighter, brighter crocheted silk creations I showed the past couple of days. I've admitted before I do wear black...it's one of those artist things...and I'll do it regardless of the season except when it's 100 degrees in the shade, of course. I really do like how this collection of "dark with greenish tints" collection came together. I actually titled it "Deep Forest Green Pearl and Silk...."
So yes, here it is, almost basic black. The earlier version posted here had a different feeling to it but I only had 4 and sold 3 and kept one for myself. The new one features fewer, but larger, pearls and they are mixed with a neat collection of black Czech pressed glass It's all pulled together with black silk--while the earlier one used dark charcoal.
Well, I've been wearing one now for a few days (including to an art gallery opening Saturday night), and besides the wonderful comments, I honestly forget to take it off at night because in this whole series, with the silk chain, it's very easy to forget you're even wearing anything around your neck. And being the comfort monger that I've become (not always an easy mix with vanity!) to me, this is one of the greatest aspects of this whole Made with Silk series.
OK, so now the pop quiz, I mean poll. I'm exploring some new structures for bracelets including this design which is made to be slipped over the hand, then sort of snugged up to the wrist by sliding these special knots to tighten the leather. This one looked good, but was probably too heavy with lampworked glass and sterling beads...so I'm reworking the idea now in different ways and materials, including these cool wooden beads I have found.
Which brings me to my "tell me what you like to wear" question. Bracelets come in many styles and I'd love to hear which, if any, my readers here actually wear? Lately, these wrap pieces--which end up looking like cuffs--have dominated my shop. Earlier, I've done looser ones with either a "charm bracelet" approach or a multi-strand, but not snug fitting, approach. I also really like to find big, pretty stones and link them together with silver for a simple, bold look.
And frankly, I get excited about any one of these different structures or forms...but that is only from the perspective of MAKING them....I just wonder, what do folks actually like to wear?? So do tell, please? I'm just so curious to hear about this....and don't worry, if you don't wear any at any times...that's fine and you're free to say so!! And if you don't like bracelets? That's fine, I'd like to hear that, too. Consider this a contribution to my continuing education and....
Thanks so much! Have a great Monday!