They Love Forever, bone hands necklace
The weather this fall has made it seem like it is earlier then it actually is. I keep feeling like we're at the end of September, but it's just over a week away from Halloween!
While quite a number of my things have a bit of a macabre edge to them, I don't do a huge amount of stuff that is true “goth”. However, now and then there are some things that completely qualify. This necklace is one of them.
Quite a number of years ago, I found a pair of the Visible Man and Visible Woman anatomical models. Both were from the 60's or early 70's and both were damaged and missing a few parts. Over the years, they've slowly been consumed in a really broad range of projects but I've still got a few parts hanging around, waiting for their perfect use. It wasn't until I got a group of old-stock crystal drops that this necklace came together. The right woman's arm and the man's left are bound together with wire and a red crystal drops falls from them. Chain and red glass beads finish the rest of the necklace. It's simple, creepy and easy to wear. The elbows have some bend and they rest over the collar bone so it doesn't look stiff. (heh, “stiff”, I'm prone to “pun”ishment) The wire that makes up the existing joints was in pretty good condition, and I liked the shape they have so it was left intact. I also didn't age the bones since that would have pushed it to a full-on costume look and I wanted to keep it in a style where it can be worn in regular life. Now I just have to figure out what to do with some feet “bones”...