Where the journey of creation is as important as the finished piece ~ Judith Bertoglio-Giffin
March 13, 2012
I finally finished my third Urban Stripes Necklace. I had run out of the gray background beads and really didn't want to purchase any more. After doing two long necklaces I was tired of looking at them. Since this was shorter than the other two, I had this hardware idea in my head for a join. It just took me five months to find the large ball chain and bell ends in nickel to coordinate with the nickel beads in the other two necklaces.
I was finishing things up this afternoon and bumped into my resin magnetic clasp prototypes on the work table. So then I had to try and see if there was a way to make one bell function as a hidden magnetic clasp. I seem have magnets on the mind these days.
It's a semi-successful idea. I need to see if I can close the gap on the bell so the joins inside don't show up quite as much.
I like the end look and it all furthers the Urban theme of the pattern set. You can find a copy of the eBook at Bead-Patterns if you'd like to make your own set.