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Necklace not staying put


#1

Hi everybody.

First, thanks for the tips about backdrop curtains at shows. I went
to the show (as a shopper) and saw that I really didn’t have so much
to worry about anyway. Only one jewelry person even had any curtains
at all. So, when I go in Sept., I am skipping that issue.

So, I designed a necklace a couple of months ago which I think is
nice but…the necklace tends to turn, or migrate, a little around
the neck when being worn. In other words, the center focal doesn’t
stay exactly in the center. I put a counterweight on the back
(suspended from the extension chain) and that helps, but does the
customer really get bothered by this kind of thing? or am I being a
nervous little person again?

The necklace style is shown on my Etsy page (link below) It is the
Aqua Palladium necklace.

Thanks,
Kim
Kim Starbard
Unique Jewelry Designs
http://www.kimstarbarddesigns.com


#2
I put a counterweight on the back (suspended from the extension
chain) and that helps, but does the customer really get bothered by
this kind of thing? 

Kim, you could try the “historical” approach on this issue. Ancient
Mesopotamian stone statues of goddesses and wealthy women show them
wearing heavy necklaces, with counterweights often about two feet
long(!) hanging down the back. So, the counterweight tradition is at
least 4500 years old. (This approach may or may not be helpful,
depending on the customer, not to mention the style of the
counterweight.)

All the best,
Judy Bjorkman


#3

Hi Kim, What material do you use for stringing and beadweaving?

Keep shining,
Devora


#4

Hi Devora

I use a strong nylon thread called Silamide to weave with. On the
inner diameter of the briolette necklaces, I use .024 Beadalon.
Where the glass beads look like they are woven into the work, they
are actually inserted with a heavier headpin running through them (if
I use thread, it will be broken by the heavier glass beads).

Thanks
Kim
Kim Starbard
Unique Jewelry Designs
http://www.kimstarbarddesigns.com


#5

Hi Judy

I guess the women of Mesopotamia must have had really good posture
and could always have told you about the weather. Geez, I thought
the counterweight idea was really innovative. Who knew someone
already thought of it.

Thanks
Kim
Kim Starbard
Unique Jewelry Designs
http://www.kimstarbarddesigns.com