Friday, July 3, 2009

Finding (a) closure

If you haven't already seen this fabulous blog, do be sure to check out Objects and Elements. It is written by a Dream Team of jewelry designers and although it is fairly new it promises to be a constant source of inspiration.

This month they had their first Reader Challenge and I happened to stumble upon it just in the nick of time. The theme was closures so I set off like a freak to come up with a clever clasp in very little time. Thankfully this toggle idea came to me and ended up working just as I hoped it would. (That is NOT always the case, trust me.) I started with a beautiful bead by Blue Seraphim and crammed some sterling silver wire through the center. A little torch action, a few balled up ends and there you have it!

Voting has just started for this month's challenge so feel free to cast your vote for your favorite!

In other news, if you happen to be in the northern PA area tomorrow stop on by the Montrose 4th on the Green. I'll be in space #53. It's an excellent, high quality crafts show - you won't be bored. :)

4 comments:

SummersStudio said...

That is a beautiful closure. Love the mix of copper wrapping on the silver 'sticks.' Works really well with the bead and your porcelain piece.

mairedodd said...

really nice - i love how you created the bar! and how great that your own piece could be used as the loop... it's beautiful...

Lorelei said...

Clever!
I like how you beaded the glass beads on this piece. Do you have any other pictures of this? I see pearls, and is that beading wire or brass wire?

ArcadianDreams said...

This is just fabulous.