Cats In Space Handmade Wire Galaxy/Dr. Who Necklace by Guest Designer Wire and Wings

Hello, everyone! My name is Mary C. of WireAndWings.com and D.Ann is letting me take over her blog today as Guest Designer. D.Ann and I have been friends for over 30 years and now we live in neighboring cities. I love making jewelry and since D.Ann and I share a love of Cats and Sci-fi. I recently made this Cats In Space Bib Statement Necklace for her as a surprise gift.

That was when she invited me to come to her blog and tell you about it since my website is currently undergoing transformation and the blog is under construction, too. We decided the Cat Lovers Hop would be a perfect time for this post.

Let’s take a closer look at the piece…

I know! Right?!! The first thing most folks want to know is: ‘How is it held together?’ Well, let’s turn it over and take a look:

I start with a heavy gauge wire frame, hammered to make it stiff. That gives a base to attach the pieces by wire wrapping them to it.

Here are some more process pics:

After I make the base, I start by laying out the larger pieces.

Then I start wire wrapping them in and adding the smaller pieces until I’m satisfied.

Now, let’s look closer at some of the individual pieces…

We start with a space ship rocketing into the galaxy of stars – with planets and nebulae throughout. Why some of the planets even have water! And there’s even a cat in the moon. (I thought it was supposed to be “the cat’s in the cradle and a silver spoon,” not ‘on a silver moon’…” hmmm…) You know why there had to be a cat put on the moon? Otherwise, the mouse would’ve eaten the last little sliver! (You can read a fun article about why people say the the moon is made of cheese HERE.)

Interesting cat fact: Did you know there actually was an Astrocat?! Her name was  Félicette and she went into space 54 years ago the 18th of this month. Google “Cat in Space” and you can read all about her.

Getting back to our necklace – let’s take a look at the other side:

Here we have our Doctor Who references… the Dalek on the timepiece, the sonic screwdriver, a gorgeous ‘nebula,’ a bit of Gallefreyan writing. a key to memory – and, is that, perhaps, the lost moon of Poosh?!!

Finally, there’s the clasp…

Dangling from the handmade clasp is a star, a cyberman and my brand insignia. And, there you have it… the one-of-a-kind Cats in Space Bib Statement Necklace!

Thank you, D.Ann, for letting me take over your blog for this post! And thank you, sweet visitors, for your kind attention. I invite you to come visit my current website (wireandwings.com) and feel free to stop by my Etsy store. You can get to either by clicking on any of the highlighted words. I’m offering a special 15% discount code to  Cat Lovers Hoppers: CATHOP15 – It will be valid until Oct 31, 2017.

I am going to enter this necklace in the Cat Lovers Hop HERE.

I wish you all a lovely hop the rest of the week!

-Mary C of WireAndWings.com

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19 thoughts on “Cats In Space Handmade Wire Galaxy/Dr. Who Necklace by Guest Designer Wire and Wings

  1. OMGoodness!! what an AMAZING creation! I want to come to play with you & D Ann – I bet you have lots of fun stuff to play with 🙂 I’m going to go look at your site & favorite your Etsy shop now – thanks for sharing this wonderful creation!
    XO
    Christi
    StampinDiva {at} yahoo {dot} com USA

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  2. WOW! I’m totally blown away by this fabulous necklace. I love “statement pieces” and this is so gorgeous and full of amazing details. Great fun facts in your post, too. Lucky D.Ann to have a friend like you! xxD dlmundinger(at)yahoo(dot)com.USA

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  3. This is definitely a statement piece … and a gorgeous one, too! This is just beautiful. I loved reading the process of how you made it. LOVE the little kitty sitting in the moon.

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  4. This is such a work of art and a beautiful piece of jewelry. Love the sci-fi space theme mixed in with the cats…and the layered charms and beads add whimsy and sparkle that can’t be beat.

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  5. (thud) Trying to get up…. (thud)……still trying to get up from my swoon over this totally awesome necklace (thud). WOWOWOW!!! A humongous welcome to supremely talented Mary!! Feel free to take over my blog (or my life!) ANY time!!! 🙂 Maybe you could infuse a teensy portion of your immense artistic talent into my brain!!!

    This necklace is utterly spectacular! I just don’t have the words to express how much I LOVE this. D.Ann is a very lucky gal to receive this gift from you ….and luckier still to have you as a dear friend for so many years!!

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at the #CatLoversHop2017!!!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  6. Awesome necklace!!! I just love the wirework, and then there’s all the incredible statement pieces attached – just gotta love the cat. It is drop-dead gorgeous, Mary – lucky D.Ann!! x

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