Sunday, June 21, 2009

Hand chain

Inspired by the lovely steampunk jewelry of Melanie Brooks, i have created a 'slave chain'. A slave chain is both a bracelet and a ring combined into one, with chains across the back of the hand. I really am pleased with how this came out.






The challenge at Green Pepper Press right now is to "Make it Your Own'. I really liked this idea for a challenge, as i feel it is so accessible to everyone and open for interpretation. This is my submission for the challenge. I was inspired by the basic shape of Melanie's Clockwork Scarab Slave Chain (seen here) and created a slave chain of my own. While both of these are in the general steampunk style (hers especially), hers goes deeper into the genre while mine is more of a feminine style.

It was relatively simple to create the basic shape. Chain around the wrist with a closure, brass filigree on the wrist, piece on the middle of the hand, thin long filigree wrapped around the middle finger... the concept is very open. It is then open for you to create the theme, colours, and style that you want using the basic ideas.

Anyone else made some of these before? I'd love to see other ideas.

8 comments:

*melanie* earthenwood studio said...

Nicely done! Thanks for sharing!

Connie said...

this turned out great, Dale! Very clever_ i bet you get a lot of great comments when you wear it!
connie

michelle ward said...

dale - very cool! thanks for linking us to the piece that inspired you, and showing how you made it your own.

Chris said...

WOW!

You do good work!

jgr said...

Oh, this is so cool and totally unique. So glad you joined the Crusade!

cathsheard said...

Gosh, that's really lovely. What a neat thing to make for yourself. And thanks for sharing your inspiration with us.

Nerissa Alford said...

just beautiful! thanks for the inspiration - the original & yours.
Nerissa

Seth said...

This is really cool. I have never seen anything quite like it before!