Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Using Up the Stash #10 - Roses and Sparrows

Pulled out my box of yellow beads - was in a yellow mood tonight. I picked out a couple glass beads with yellow roses (decals?) on them, and 4mm yellow quartz beads. Decided to make a rosary style chain with the yellow quartz and brass eye pins, then placing the yellow rose beads as a focal.

Yes, it's a terrible picture, but you can click it for a larger view.
I really need to set up my new light box
if I'm going to continue to take these at night!

As you can see I added some sparrow links into the mix. They're one sided stamped brass, so I put a right and a left together so it wouldn't matter if they turned over. Unfortunately I had to put a little lobster claw between them for a clasp because that's all I could find for now.

The lobster claw is definitely temporary - I don't have anything in the stash right now I like for a clasp. What I'd like is something that works as an integral part of the design. I'd love it if I could find a rose or maybe a little nest. As a last resort I'll settle for a toggle. If you would point me to a link with a clasp you think would work, I'd be ever so grateful!

Pretty soon, maybe tomorrow, I'll be posting about a giveaway I'm planning, so do come back!

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Blogger Rose said...

So... what's one thing a girl likes doing?


And what's the next best thing when she's broke?

Window shopping...

And what if its cold?

Internet window shopping!!!

Links for you, Ms. Dawno. Might have to copy and paste them. Hope these give you some ideas for your clasp! :D

(i know. not a nest or a rose... but... the birds could be love birds :P)

March 10, 2010 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Wow! how wonderful of you! I can't wait to get home and look at all of 'em!

March 10, 2010 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger Dawno said...

OK, Rose - one of those finds, a shop called purpleviolets77 - you sent me to exactly the kind of thing I imagined - I got it in yellow to match the rest of the pendant and I ended up buying quite a few things from her!

Thank You,Thank You,Thank You!!!

March 10, 2010 at 11:54 AM  
Blogger Rose said...

YAY! How exciting! I can't wait to see your finished piece :)

March 10, 2010 at 4:56 PM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Me too! :-)

March 10, 2010 at 5:19 PM  

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