A very quirky washing line necklace handmade in sterling silver with a little 9 carat gold brassier.
This necklace is a great mother's day gift but is most often bought by women for themselves. However a few very brave men have bought it knowing their wives will love it.
Good for them as for me it shows that they appreciate their wives more than their wives might know!
The Washing Line necklace has been used in magazines and newspapers in Ireland, the UK, the USA and Italy and was also worn in the film Tara Road in 2005. One of my friends went to see the film and then called me afterwards to tell me. I didn't even know!.
It is one of my very first designs.
Made from sterling silver and 9 carat gold, each item of clothing is loose on the torque - in other words it moves rather than being soldered on. They are seperated by little sterling silver tubes so that they don't bunch together.
The torque is made from 2.5mm sterling silver wire. It has "give" so that it can be easily put on and squeezed gently so that it sits correctly on the neck.
It is open at the back but the ends of the torqur are curved so that the little clothes don't fall off (they can't be removed without damaging the torque).
When putting the necklace on and off make sure not to kink the torque. It is very strong being so thick but bending it will damage it. Squeeze it gently around the neck.
The whole necklace is about 44 cms (about 17 inches), but is adjustable for thinner people. The clothes range from approximately 2cms long (the bra for example), to the dress which is about 3cms by 2cms.