Thursday, May 10, 2012
Bails, Bails, Bails
I decided that my beads really needed some metal added. I kept trying to figure out how to embed the metal within the clay itself but I hated the way it looked. A jump ring was too boring. A simple post, not much better.
I was browsing through one of my many jewelry books and stumbled upon something similar to this. The one in the book was more trapeze-like with movement but I really liked a tight fit. I didn't want it to swing at all. So I adjusted the design a bit and came up with this.
My next thing is to try and figure out what to string it on. I had been using leather cord and rubber cord, but these pieces seem to scream for something more elegant. I am working on some micro-macrame ideas. They will be simple since the pendant is so ornate. I have sent off for a book on the subject (surprise, surprise) so hopefully I will have something to show you soon.
That's it for now.......