Monday, May 03, 2010

Keyhole Clasp Bracelet #4

I had parts sitting around unfinished for another bracelet clasp, so that was one of the things I worked on this first week at home. Syringe work with a weak dominant hand is a challenge, to say the least. So is bezel setting a cabochon. Patience and persistence can make it work, although it might not be as perfectly polished as usual.


This one has a labradorite cabochon with beads of coral, sterling silver, magnesite and Czech glass.

These round clasps don't have enough slide room to make the keyhole mechanism very secure. The triangular clasps were designed to work much better, but I like the look and simplicity of these. I'm thinking I need to add a small security chain.

3 comments:

  1. I'm impressed with how well you are doing! I know it must be a huge struggle. I hate being dependent on others. I think your typing must be better than mine on a good day! I still erase a hundred times even with strong wrists. And tell your husband that his photography is impressive, as well! Can he give me tips? I'm so glad you're home and able to work some.

    Mary

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  2. Hi Vickie,

    I'm so sorry to hear about your fall and injuries. I hope all your recovery goes quickly and you're able to go to Bead & Button.

    Carol

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  3. Hi Vickie,
    having broken my wrist a few years ago you are doing quite well. Mine had to be pinned. It was quite painful until they pinned it.
    Hope you are doing Better!

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