Sunday, January 26, 2014

Focal Clasp

I love when a beautifully designed clasp can be the focal point of a simple bracelet.  I showed you this last week, antique brass with jetab2x.  Friends were immediately enamored and wanting to make their own.


Here is Susan's, crystal copper pearls with rose gold crystals and a crystal copper clasp.  Since the clasp had not yet arrived, it was left for me to finish up as soon as the clasp was on the doorstep.  This meant I got to wear it before giving it up.  What I discovered is clasping the two together end to end and therefore being able to wrap four times around the wrist makes a really substantial bracelet!  These two were close enough in tone to look good together, but I can think of ether combinations.  Of course looking at it in a photo means I will be sourcing some copper headpins and re-wrapping these….Sometimes you can't just make do with what you have.

Oh the clasp, Ezel Findings.  Always a well thought out design and perfect finish for your beadwork.




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44 comments:

Karen Firnberg said...

I really like this idea. Now, THAT'S a wrap bracelet!

Julie Ann said...

What a beautiful bracelet! and fabulous colours.

NEDbeads said...

Goooooooooorgeous!!!!! Those are stunning!!

Bev said...

Gorgeous and smart engineering. Love it!

coolmoon said...

Will this wonderful bracelet be a kit or an upcoming project? I may have to finally break down, give in, suck it up, go into (even more) beady debt and BUY THIS ONE! LOVE!

Nancy Sopp said...

I am going to look for Ezel Findings momentarily. I like very much the concept of combining the focal bead with the clasp--and so gorgeous!

LIndsey said...

Beautiful! I especially like the green and gold one.

LIndsey said...

Beautiful! I especially like the green and gold one.

Jenny Minchow said...

Gorgeous, Love the chessboard crystal.

Sweet Freedom said...

very pretty!

Tammy K said...

That is one of your prettiest pieces yet! Looking forward to adding your latest book to my library.

Reckless Beading said...

What a fun bracelet with a beautiful clasp. I have to give RAW another go.

Rita said...

I love the bracelets, especially the jetab2 one. That color just sparkles so much!

sandybeadz said...

Looks gorgeous!

lynnd said...

Love these bracelets; they are something I would definitely wear.

lynnd said...

Love this bracelet; those are definitely colors that I would wear.

Sandy Brock said...

Beautiful bracelet, Marcia, and love the clasp. Will have to check out Ezel findings.

Maria Nyberg said...

So beautiful colours. Stunning bracelet.

Candace Miller said...

so beautiful

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beadyknitter said...

Love these bracelets and especially the clasp--will have to go check out Ezel findings--hope they are retail and not wholesale only. And I do hope I win your latest book.

beadyknitter said...

Love these bracelets and especially the clasp--will have to go check out Ezel findings--hope they are retail and not wholesale only. And I do hope I win your latest book.

DeniseU said...

Beautiful bracelet! I am going to have to check out Ezel Findings. Love those earrings too!

Aunt Mary said...

this is beautiful!

Luxorhouse said...

What a beautiful idea!!!

MaryAnn Harder said...

Crystal copper is my favorite color, likewise the designer of this beauty. MA

Sally Anderson said...

Gorgeous work. And the focal/clasp is icing on the cake! Still have my fingers crossed!

Diana Miglionico Shiraishi said...

Beauty and Function! Perfect! Do you know when you'll be coming to Danville, CA yet?

Chris White said...

'love this focal clasp! It gives the piece the versatility of being a design that can be dressed up or down. I love that!
'great color choice!
Thanks for your generous offer!
'hope to win!

The Social Planner said...

It's hard to find really nice clasps for use in beading. I suppose that's why we so often make our own. I have started collecting antique buttons for that very reason - they make one of a kind button and loop clasps. These ones from Ezel Findings are very nice.

kmemho said...

I love the clasp! Very eye catching and simple at the same time!

Rose said...

Pretty!

ktdid1 said...

Those are REALLY pretty!

butterflylovesbeads said...

I love the clasp that is great....I also like the bracelet or necklace picture on the blog site...is that a current class in one of your books...I would really like that pattern or kit or the book it is in.

pogata said...

Love the crystal copper/rose gold combo.

Geometricjewels said...

Do you know of a bead vendor who has them? Ordering the clasp together with other supplies saves postage.

Geometricjewels said...

Do you know of a bead vendor who has them? Ordering the clasp together with other supplies saves postage.

Carolyn said...

Beautiful bracelets.

Carolyn
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Betsy Foster said...

Spectacular Color combos & perfectly balanced clasp!

Massiel Pimentel said...

Beautiful bracelet!!!!

Becky Pancake said...

fabulous bracelets. Thanx for the chance to win your book

C Mik said...

LOVE the bracelet and the clasp!!!

Cathey said...

Very elegant wrap bracelet. Love it!

Tobie said...

Your posts are always a great inspiration.