Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The six-ring DIY necklace

During my necklace-making hiatus, a friend asked if I could copy something. Copy! Though someone has already accused me of copying designs, I have never intentionally mimicked another person's work.

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Then again, I am using "DIY" as part of this post's title, which has come to refer to people "copying", in their own creative ways, what designers show on the runways. For this piece, I just wanted to call it DIY because it serves as a prototype of sorts since I haven't actually used leather in my works.

Left: Manila-based Brazilian model wearing what my friend wants me to copy, Right: my nameless prototype


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The rings worn, just to give you an idea of the material (stainless steel). Plain and embossed.


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I have used three strands of (low-quality, another reason it is only a "prototype") suede, tying them to each other at different parts.


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A closer view. I like how the rings go together.


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Hope my friend, who is vacationing in California, likes it. Maybe I'll even wear it and show you how it looks like worn, before my bum friend returns.

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