I had mentioned that I wanted to do more with the buckle idea. I had been toying with the idea of a buckle necklace, and I went through many different possibilities including making the buckle double as a clasp. But I went with a different shaped buckle - a diamond instead of a rectangle. This time I studded it with hematite rounds (as you can see) adding some visual as well as physical weight.
I love assymetrical design and thought that it would lend itself well to this design. So I made the triangular "buckle" center stage, but put it off to the side. The 3-D triangle is the springboard for the three tiers of chain that flow from it.
(By the way, the necklace coloring was inspired by a black and yellow dress I have that also has flowing lines - here's a picture of the fabric.)
Then to add to the femininity, I added the yellow and black striped lentil beads as dangles punctuated by hematite rounds. It finishes with a sterling plated toggle clasp that I've been eyeing for a while!!
So it's kind of a fun piece that adds a dramatic and bold punch!! Hope everyone likes it!! Two styles of matching earrings are to follow soon. . .!!! :-)
Just curious, does anyone have any other ideas for jewelry/accesories that could include buckles?