In high school we briefly studied Japanese water color and woodblock printing. The art of suggestion, of abstract illustrations of things present in nature with simple brush strokes was key. I found it difficult to do that sort of thing. I usually add layers of little details bit by bit until it's ridiculous. Still, I managed to get the idea of that particular unit.
Recently, I decided to see if I could apply simple themes and techniques with jewelry making. That was how this particular necklace came about. As many of you know, I like spiders, bugs, and cute little things represented in jewelry and embellishments. With this piece I decided to try to suggest the idea of a spider instead of tossing some spider charms in there. This was the result. Tell me if you can see the Arachnid elements.
I used some of the same beadwork techniques I used for the red necklace in a previous post. I made some modifications to the spacing and execution, though. I wasn't going to use a pendant with quite the same impact as that design, so I had to make sure the elements and spacing of the elements fit with the more modern and sleek feel of this necklace.
I also made a pair of earrings to compliment the necklace. They aren't nearly as ornate as the necklace. However, they still suggest elements common to spiders. As you can see, I used leverback earrings. They're better for keeping the earrings in your ears.
So, here's my question: Did you guys see the spider elements I mentioned? Comment with what you thought was related to our 8-legged friends.