Saturday, July 4, 2009

Serpent Tales

There are many poems written about Cleopatra. Shakespeare gave it a go, as did Robert Louis Stevenson, Algernon Charles Swinburne, and Shanmugam Chettiar.

But the Cleopatra poem that got stuck in my head while I was making this necklace was an old ad for Swingline staplers, remembered from childhood:

Cleopatra, with feminine guile,
Said to Tony, "Let's barge down the Nile!"
When she reached for an asp,
Her belt lost its clasp
So she stapled it up Swingline style.


The necklace is not stapled together. Actually I wire-wrapped each individual piece with sterling silver wire.



Staples might have been easier. It’s made with Swarovski crystals and Czech pressed glass. And it’s listed here.

For the record, I don’t think you can staple a belt shut. Just my opinion.

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