Monday, 30 March 2015

DragonzWench Steampunk, Victorian, Cosplay, Renaissance Chokers

 
With this blog page I would like to show you some of the choker design ideas I am having and how they are developing, evolving, changing etc.

 

Chokers that are not just simple ribbon with something hanging off it.
Mine are getting dressed up with lace and chain, beads and hand made, hand painted cameos.
  

 

I have started making my own cameos, that I am then painting and setting onto filigree.
Chains that link everything is a recognisable design.
Chains that become part of the total look, that make that special finish.
Chains that are feminine and used in a soft delicate way.
I have quite a selection of lovely coloured chain, and will be painting some the cameos to compliment the chain in what I hope will be a pleasant combination.


 


 So many colours to choose from. So many possibilities.

Lovely cameos I can paint.
Pearls and Czech crystals.



 



This lovely brass stamping has been highlighted with a little guilders paste and is just perfect as it is.
I will probably only place the two cameos on either side and again use chain to link them together.
Maybe a string of pearls with the chain but only small ones in maybe cream.








This flower has been highlighted and I feel it just needs the antique chain, and the leaf sprays with maybe pearls in the centre.
This time maybe dusty red chain to tie it all together.




One of my favourite colours is purple and this beautiful cameo is just waiting to be painted and teamed with some purple chain.
Not sure what will feature beside the cameo yet, I will have to wait and see what jumps out of my stash of goodies.


 
 

Thank you for looking at my blog and please call again.

 

I would very much appreciate any comments.

 
 

88 comments:

  1. Looks like you are going to have fun with these! Can't wait to see them. Ingrid

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  2. Ooh, you have some fantastic ideas, Lynn. The brass stamping with cameos on either side is my favorite -- I can definitely see pearls with it. You've got this!

    Cheers,
    Susan

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    1. HI Susan,
      yes I will be using pearl on most of them I think. Pearls and lace just seem made for each other

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  3. Great Blog and excited to see your creations~

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  4. Really cool! Looking forward to more.

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  5. Love your idea with the cameos. Looking forward to seeing more.

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    1. Cameos are my latest inspiration piece, I bought in a stack from B'sue

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  6. Looks like it will be a really fun collection! Can't wait to see some finished pieces. :-) ~Elizabeth

    psst! Please add a follow button so that we can follow your progress. :-)

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    1. Hi Elizabeth,
      we are looking at adding a button when we can work out how!!!

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  7. I'm excited to see how they come out.

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    1. Hi Lori,
      I won't know myself until I actually finish them

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  8. I love your idea! My little girl saw your picture with the pink/coral rose, and said, "Oh, pretty!" She couldn't stop looking at it. I can't wait to see those finished up.

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    1. HI Renee,
      I am very pleased my idea has struck a cord.
      Thank you

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  9. Love your line concept! I can't wait to see more! The choices are almost limitless--how fun! Gina H

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    1. Hi Gina
      I am also working with leather for a steampunk theme, but they aren't part of the challenge

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  10. Love what I'm seeing in your WIP .. looking forward to seeing your creations .. Jann

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    1. HI Jann,
      I haven't been able to find your comment tab yet but I will,
      Love your page.

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  11. I can see my daughter wearing your chokers. Cn't wait to see the blog hop Feb 20th

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    1. Thank you Cindy,
      I am hoping the spin off Steampunk line will be popular with the steampunk cosplay people.

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  12. Great idea, Lynn! Looking forward to seeing your line. ;)

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  13. Lovely post! I think your idea it's very interesting and I'm looking forward to see the completed line :)

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    1. Thank you Cynthia,
      I haven't seen any others along the same line.

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  14. Great post. I think chokers are really a neat idea. can't wait to see what they look like.

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    1. Hi Janet,
      I have always worked with fabric so it has been a natural progression to team fabric into jewellery.

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  15. Such a great idea for a line, and I'm impressed with the work you've already done!

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    1. Thanks Micheale,
      I haven't progressed much since though,
      Unattended housework had to be looked into among many other things.

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  16. Great theme. I'm loving your work in progress already! You have unlimited possibilities I think with your idea. Awesome! :-)

    Marica
    Bead Lovelies

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    1. HI Marcia,
      I think I can make it into a recognisable line fromthis base point.
      thanks

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  17. I'm liking the sneak peek and looking forward to the full line including the laser cut velvet ribbon!

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    1. HI Dana,
      I am looking into the shaped ones but finding a company to laser cut is a problem at present. I am planning leather ones for my Steampunk line and they don't need laser cutting. I have the leather but B'sue requested I not do Steampunk for my range as there are several following that train of thought. My steampunk will happen but outside of the challenge.
      Thank you for your comment. Cheers

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  18. Love walking this journey with you!!

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    1. Thanks Judy,
      We are all on this journey together. and what fun we are going to have

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  19. Thanks for being in the challenge, so very glad to have you and the dragons along!

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    1. Thanks Brenda Sue,
      I think the dragons found out they had work to do and have made themselves rather scarce at present.
      Thank you so much for giving all of us this great opportunity to learn and grow.

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  20. I adore dragons, one of God's greatest creations! I think they still walk (or fly) among us today, but that's another story. You're designs are so feminine. I wish I still had a neck for chokers, I'd get one! Once upon a time..... Can't wait to see these develop. Love the color combos too.

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    1. Hi Teresa,
      Dragons do still fly among us even if only in our dreams.
      Thank you for your lovely comment

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  21. Great idea, so glad to be a part of this challenge with you!

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    1. It's a privilege and an honour to be part of this challenge with yourself and all the other participants

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  22. Lynn just Brilliant! I love the dragons (my daughter and I watch Game of Thrones and the best part is the dragons)! Can't wait to see your finished line of jewelry! Cheers ~ Sandie B.

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    1. Hi Sandie,
      Dragons Dragons everywhere. Will have to make a dragon size one I think ;-)

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  23. Oh, wow, Lynn. What a great idea. I know some of my friends who are in re-enactment groups or dress up in vintage outfits will love what you're doing. Looking forward to seeing it and sharing!

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    1. Hi Test?
      I am actually aiming my line at the cosplay groups, I will also be making leather ones for the Steampunk enthusiasts.

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  24. Very cohesive! Great job being flexible and being able to switch to plan B without losing focus!

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    1. I will get Plan A happening but not in time for this challenge I am thinking.
      and we always have to have a Plan B don't we???

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  25. I can't wait to see what you come up with. I love that stamping with just the right amount of color from the Guilder's paste.

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    1. Hi Carole,
      I got it to that point and thought don't play anymore it's where it wants to be.
      I am only just playng with stamping and guilders paste so it was a good experience for me and I am glad you liked.

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  26. Love your idea for shaped velvet! What you have so far is very pretty. Would love to see your Steampunk chokers!

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    1. Hi,
      The steampunk can't be part of the challenge but I will be working on them at the same time.
      I have so much leather screaming to be made up, including some super soft Italian goat skin.
      Leathers day will come

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  27. Victorian chokers sound great. Looking forward to seeing the completed line.

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    1. Hi Maria,
      Something different I am thinking.

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  28. Victorian chokers sound great. Looking forward to seeing the completed line.

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  29. Hi, Shannon- I'm especially intrigued with all the lovely colored chains! Will look forward to seeing more of your creations :)

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    1. Hi Mary,
      I bought is so many coloured chains about a year ago and haven't really had a chance to showcase them, so now is their time to shine.

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  30. Love your blog. You are so talented and I'm eager to see how your line turns out. It's a pleasure to be a part of a group with such talented artists!

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    1. Thanks Denise,
      We are all in such very good company.

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  31. Interesting idea, look forward to seeing your line.

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    1. Hi Leila,
      I like to be different and this time I think I am being very diferent

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  32. Love your concept and your amazing little dragon bub, also it's and great blog happy creating to us all.

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    1. Hi Kristy,
      thanks you for you lovely words and Bub thanks you too. Even if for the present she is keeping hidden, I think she knows there is work to be done.;-)

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  33. Great start to your challenge. Looking forward to seeing your line roll out.

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    1. Hi Sue,
      Thank you.
      I am looking forward to seeing all the lines develop.

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  34. Love your blog and can't wait to see what you come up with!

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    1. Hi Renee,
      So many great ideas here on the blog, it's going to keep us all busy following each other

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  35. Your theme sounds fabulous and it looks like you're off to a great start. I hope we'll be seeing Bub or some of the other dragons along the way.

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    1. Hi Tammy,
      Hopefully Bub will come out of hiding soon and co-operate with some more photo opportunities.

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  36. Lynn, what a great concept for a line. I think you are really on to something unique! Can't wait to see more!

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    1. Hi Nadine,
      I haven't seen anything like it from other members so maybe I have something totally different.

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  37. I love your Post!!! I really like chokers and cameos and chain and the pretty components from B'sue!!! I love your theme, and can't wait to see what is next! Be Blessed!

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    1. Hi Robin,
      thank you, I do try to be a little different

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  38. Can't wait to see your creations. Debbie

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    1. Hi Debbie,
      Thank you, I look forward to showing them

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  39. Looks like you have a very clear map about what to make. That's very encouraging. Look forward to see the final reveal.

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    1. Hi Coral,
      Yes I have a reasonably clear plan "at this point in time" but already I have changed one a little form planned path

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  40. Looking forward to seeing your line :) Linzi

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    1. Hi Linzi,
      thank you, so many variations coming to mind I am in overload at present.
      Cheers

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  41. Isn't that the way, you have an idea that doesn't work quite the way you want it to so it's back to the drawing board! It's all part of the design process.

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    1. Hello,
      One idea trips over and another takes it place. and now the ideas are coming so thick and fast I can't possibly make them all. But I will maybe drop a hint or three.
      Cheers

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  42. love the colors and theme nice post.

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  43. Hi Lynn!
    I bet Dragon assistants are great at working with textures! Very cool piainting of cameos- cannot wait to see your finished line! ;)

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    1. HI Elizabeth,
      MMM my dragon assistants are to put it mildly not very helpful, but they are great entertainment. not only for me it would seem.
      Cheers
      Lynn

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