I’ve been working on designs for the next link in the chain. I had LOTS of drawings of leaves. This photo only shows a small portion of the little leaves I sketched. I’m drawn to this delicate little leaf pattern. Yet, it doesn’t seem very practical for a necklace or bracelet. I’m concerned that it would catch on clothing or other things. What you see here is my experiment or prototype of the pattern. I used some brass wire I have to see how the drawing could be translated into wire. I think if I pursued this, I’d need to solder all of the leaf joints so the design would stay in tack.

This picture shows how I’ve worked a little more with the wire to come up with the actual leaf shape.

I’ve run these past Lexi and she agrees. The current design has some issues that can be addressed. One great thing she saw in these was a pretty pair of earrings. Ohhh I like that! I will definitely be following up on this. We discussed other possible chain link patterns and she had some suggestions, so I’m running with those and working on the link design some more.

I thought it would be fun to continue to post how the progression of this chain takes place. This afternoon, I’ve been soldering all the rings I made in my last session with Lexi. She’s right, you get very good at soldering when you are working on something this small. I’m having a lot of fun with this.

The design for the next link in this chain is underway and I’m working on creating those links. Right now, it is fairly labor intensive for me because I’m learning this technique. However, as I said in my last post, I really do see this as a great way to make a truly unique chain that goes with a pendant or just to be worn by itself.

Now, Lexi has some great ideas and she has been so generous with the suggestions of where I can go with the look of this chain. Rest assured you will be seeing some form of this leaf pattern in the necklace. I hope it turns out as cool as I envision it in my mind. 🙂

Until next time, aspire to be more as an artist and a person. Make it a great week of creativity.