Friday, June 29, 2012

Mistress Nemo Dons A Steampunk Octopus Neck Sculpture

What would Captain Nemo's Mistress wear to the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Ball? I am sure it would be a lovely midnight black gown with purple and sea blue sequins, lace gloves with a gorgeous updo.

I have always been intrigued with undersea creatures, especially cephalopods. It is no surprise that my favorites are the squid and octopus. They are able to change color faster than a chameleon and can also change texture and body shape. If those camouflage techniques don't work, they can still "disappear" in a cloud of ink, Magic in the deep blue sea.

This one of a kind octopus neck sculpture was created by crocheting non-tarnish bronze copper wire into strands then plaiting them. I used an assortment of recycled, and vintage glass beads in hues of violet, purple, aurora borealis, sea green and blue weaved into the strands. A brass victorian octopus charm is securely wired onto a recycled brilliant blue capiz shell. The shell measures about 2 inches in diameter. This necklace has an old world Steampunk victorian feel.

This one of a kind neck piece is lightweight and measures about 19 inches. It closes with a bronze lobster claw clasp. The wire can be gently scrunched smaller or into a slightly different shape to compliment your neck.

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