DIY butterfly in chains necklace?

So many of you were very helpful with ideas for my butterfly necklace a while back. I've been struggling with it, and haven't bought gold leaf or anything, because the darn butterfly is so big that leather cords and most of my chains get dwarfed and make it look even bigger and sillier than it already is.

I finally tried this large scale chain lariat necklace, an orphan for a while because it came off as club-wear. I think I've finally made peace with this piece - I dig the whole butterfly-on-a-leash image - but do you think it's ridiculous? Please ignore the bra outline in #1 - was too lazy to change.

Yay = poignant/edgy/interesting/artsy
Nay = still looks too goofy

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  • Kirti replied 6 years ago

    Yay! I love the necklace :)

  • Amy replied 6 years ago

    I like it!

  • Mochi replied 6 years ago

    rae, I make jewelry for a hobby, and I really like this. What I would advise (and in this case, see that you are already doing) is to keep the idea simple. So what you've done works for me.

  • O replied 6 years ago

    I've missed the previous dilemma but I like what I see now.

  • MsMary replied 6 years ago


  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    I think this is adorable - good job!

  • Sunita replied 6 years ago

    2 thumbs up!

  • Meredith1953 replied 6 years ago

    Looks very nice on the Y necklace!

  • Marley replied 6 years ago

    LOVE! I missed your other thread though - so I don't know what the problem was!

  • rae replied 6 years ago

    Thank you SO much for your evaluations! This is the original post, where I basically asked for help UWP-ifying it:

    As I said, in the end, the sheer size of this butterfly is what caused problem. Mochi, as you said, it probably can't take much more embellishment, so I'm glad the necklace gets a thumbs up so far. I think it will tone it down even more if I wear a jacket, too.

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