Wednesday, September 23, 2015
I couldn't resist trying to do what I had in mind for the double ended watch chain.
First I tried the mother of pearl finished discs. I mounted them on a piece of wire, with loops on either end for fastening to the chain.
Next, I tried doing polished stones with loops on either end. Seven linked together worked well.
After that, I found a shell fragment that I wire wrapped a while ago.
I never liked it on the kumihimo braid. I do like it on this.
The watch chain was gold plated, over copper. The copper is showing through in places and the two look like they belong together.
Since I was doing copper, I tried it with a wire wrapped wood sample. That one is OK, but I am not terribly crazy about it.
I tried other things and they probably will work too, but I am not going to show you twenty photos of different things hung on a chain.
I am very happy with how the experiment worked out.
Now I can wear the watch chain as a useful piece of jewelry.
Kota stuck through the whole experiment, but refused to try on the jewelry for photos. He just rolled over on his back and laughed at me.
We are going to have to have a serious talk about his predecessors and how they cooperated with me on modeling.
Now I will go back to the cottage and get serious about finishing it.
See you tomorrow.