Wednesday, October 17, 2012

More About the Monarch Necklace

Pictured above, is the original version of the Monarch Necklace. I submitted this version to Tangled Magazine, and when they accepted the design, they asked that I remake the necklace in colors that went with the theme of that particular issue. They wanted it to be in pink, green, and orange. When I tried making the necklace in those colors, I found it completely changed the personality of the necklace. We came to a compromise, and I ended up making bright orange motifs with a black background. For me, the black background is a key element in this necklace. I experimented with many lighter background colors (I have a whole bag of samples to prove it!), and I kept going back to the black.

The color scheme of the original is still my favorite. I think it has an Asian feel, and the green links remind me of jade. The other element that I feel is important for this necklace to be a success, is the variegated thread used for the motifs. I think it adds interest and depth.

The moral of this story, is that color tells the story and color can change the story very quickly!


  1. ooh, the original version is sooo much better! this one looks fab :)