Isn’t This Clasp Perfect!!

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Found these in my Clasps organizer. Been in there a couple years. Silver with tiny topaz Swarovski crystals. They are magnetic and fold over.

Perfect for my tubular herringbone bracelets.

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Thought I would work again with my bronze and topaz beads. Still some left. And added some silver silver-lined ones to the mix. All 8/0 seed beads. My favorite size beads to work with.

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I like how the clasp end fits inside the tube.

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This came out SO GREAT!! I want to make more!! (I have 2 more clasps like this.)

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These photos are of the same bracelet. Different views.

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Here’s a sneak peek of what I am working on next. I am calling this BowTye. An original design by yours truly.

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Well, back to the grind.

What are YOU working on?

Playing With Wire… Look What I Made!!

Saturday, July 5

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Worked some more on my wireworking last night. I really like The Coiling Gizmo. It is very easy to operate. I wear a glove on my left hand to guide the wire so it wraps straight without kinking. Also saves me from getting friction burn on my fingers.

I started a little Wireworking Notebook and am making notes as I create stuff such as… one yard of 26 gauge wire yields 1 1/2″ of coiled wire. I can then refer back to these notes later when I need to.

Decided to make a bracelet out of the two cream colored wire coils I made the other night. I added two strands of bronze seed beads to each coil end. As I was working, I noticed the coils starting to twist. Rather than try to untwist, I went with it and added MY OWN TWIST.

Bracelet can be worn with one twist.

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Or two twists. Just think. By accident, I created two different looks.

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The clasp is kind of different. I found it in the button department at JoAnn’s.

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I liked the bronze eyes and knew they would go perfectly with the bronze seed beads I had. Looks like a fish looking at you, doesn’t it? 😀

Don’t know if I should call this bracelet The Twister or Fish Eyes.