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.