Never heard of such a thing? Be careful googling it... I got an eyeful myself.
I guess that is what happens when you like odd things.
This one is very tame and I think I have hit upon a design I want to revisit- I am talking of this one not the eyeful. I started on this the Sunday before Bead Fest Texas. If you really know then you would know I just had to have something uniquely me to wear. As the commercial says, "Nailed it." It took 6 days to bead those little cogs and to create some larger ones with an interesting shape (just to see if I could do it). To make the corset, I used the same geometry application to draft a pattern for a neck corset as you would for an underbust. It worked and it gave me an exquisite foundation to sew all the cogs.
There are a total of 33 cogs! A few of them are stacked on top of one another for dimension.
There is a necklace design like this only without the neck corset brewing, I can feel it.
I love the neck corsets and I want to make more of them- This one is VERY comfortable and keeps a body warm. Having a critical eye, has shown me that there are some issues with the alignment of some of the cogs- but that is what you get when you hurry through something. They are definitely not noticeable when worn (at least not as much as I flutter about :) and I am not about to take it apart to fix it either. It is something to improve upon in future projects.
After a beading marathon like this one- I have to rest my beady eyes, which is good.
There are a lot of other things around here that need my attention.
But I dare not let any of those words cross my lips.