Re: Need help with crooked necklace
Hi Tami, I had a look at your photo and I think the problem is that the top band is not compatible (construction wise ) with the design below.
How a design is shaped depends on what part of the neck it is designed to fit around. A choker that is tight around the neck will be a long rectangle when you lay it flat, because the neck is almost cylindrical. However further down the neck flares out, so to lay around something like that a piece needs to be shaped differently ( think Egyptian collars flattened out, they look more like concentric circles with a big hole in the middle).
I think that the key to fixing the design is to decide where the necklace wants to "sit". If the bride wants a high up choker with the dangles off the bottom laying around the neck, then the top band probably needs to be thicker and shorter with the "dangles" radiating out from that. In 3 dimensional terms something that looks like a cylinder rising up from the concentric circles. If she wants more of a necklace that sits much lower on the chest then either the top band needs to be thin, so that it naturally conforms to the contours of the neck, or the band needs to be shaped, ie not loomed as a straight band, but curved.
It might be possible to adjust what you have into either of these ideas, would depend on how it is currently put together.
Hope some of this makes sense, pity I don't have a scanner pad I think a diagram would be clearer. Fiona