Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Man In The Moon



I love to search out unusual jewelry findings to use in my designs and I especially love funky, whimsical, handmade toggle clasps. They can really set my jewelry apart from all the other lovely handmade pieces out there. I ran across this Man In The Moon clasp recently and knew I had to have it! It is handmade and I wish I knew who the artist was because surely he/she has more of these wonderful, imaginative designs to share.When designing the beads for the Man In The Moon bracelet I knew my usual hearts, dots, and flowers just wouldn't look right so I chose a technique by Michael Barley that was shared, (with permission), in Corina Tettingers's book Passing The Flame. The design utilizes fine silver leaf which causes some unusual reactions between the different colors of glass used within the bead. I think these clear encased button shaped beads look a bit like a night sky and go great with the clasp. The bracelet sold immediately, (thanks J.), upon posting a Flickr photo but hopefully by next week I'll have one similar.

4 comments:

Cindy said...

YUMMY! Love the clasp!

Julianna Cannon said...

That clasp rocks a supah pretty bracelet.

Tidi said...

pretty.

Kelli said...

The clasp is beautiful. Where might one start a search for handmade and unique toggle clasps? It wouldn't be something that I would use all of the time, but I can think of a few pieces that it would just be perfect for. Thanks!