Tuesday, December 10, 2013

What's On My Workbench: Links Necklace

In the studio, I've been working on a new series of jewelry constructed from interlocking links. The design creates a dynamic and exciting visual piece and a new way to present vibrant colors!

At left is a links necklace set up for curing. The piece is done in multiple stages of curing and sanding. 

I have been enjoying the construction aspect of making these-- they're an exploration of form just much as color. 

The links necklace is finished off with sterling silver wire wrapping and rubber cord.

Finished green links necklace

Pile of beads ready for stringing

Suzanne Anderson is the creator of YIKES! Studio Jewelry. Suzanne has been busy creating for most of her life. After graduating with a BFA from Maine College of Art, she worked as a graphic designer and a painter. Suzanne works to ensure that YIKES! Studio creates work that is fun, beautiful, always interesting, and adorns the wearer with joy. Catch up with her on FacebookTwitterPinterest, or Etsy, or her website at www.yikesstudio.com.


  1. Love your interlocking technique and use of color

  2. Wonderfully vibrant colors, deep and rich and very lavishly applied! And the interlocking technique is now in my "toolbox". I assume you used "Repel Gel" or something else to keep the links from adhering. Good for you! Beautiful!

    1. Thank you Andrea! I actually find I don't need to use any repel. They are cured in stages.