My first silver hook clask

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My first silver hook clask

Post  Odonata on Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:54 pm

I got myself an assortment of sterling wires about 6 months ago and it's been making me feel guilty ever since for having spent so much money and yet done nothing with it. So last week when I had some time off work I set about having a go at making a clasp.
It's 2mm wire,about 10 cms of it, so it cost approx £2.80. I wish I'd remembered to anneal the wire BEFORE I started working with it and not 15 mins into the project but there we are. After bending and hammering I ended up with this:-


20121103_153558 by Odonata Studios, on Flickr

which I think is as good as any of the £6 clasps I could have bought on-line if not better than some I've received from big companies previously.
Anyway, here it is after being used to enhance a lapis lazuli bracelet so you can see the scale of it. It's very chunky.



20121103_152923 by Odonata Studios, on Flickr
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Post  Cornish on Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:26 am

It's satisfying making your own isn't it Very Happy and it is just fab. Plus that is a very nice bracelet. Very Happy
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Post  Batty on Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:22 am

Now that's Nice, real Nice sunny
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Post  Ashlynn on Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:42 am

Very organic and I like organic, nice shape to the crook of the hook.

Love the lapis but if it were mine I think I would take the pebble out at the 9 o'clock position, or is it a trick of the camera?

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Post  ToBeadOrNotToBead on Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:05 am

That is such a great clasp, Gillian. No looking back now!

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Post  Tinker on Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:47 am

Thats brilliant Gillian, well done Smile
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Post  Mead Moon on Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:28 pm

Great clasp, lovely bracelet - and I think that the "pebble" adds a fun touch of quirkyness.
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Post  lislarch on Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:02 pm

Lovely texture to your clasp, well done and it goes fab with the bracelet.
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Post  Odonata on Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:51 pm

Ah thanks guys, and it's not a pebble but I can see now that it looks like one. It's another lapis shard but it's pointing up at the lens. I didn't even notice. That's so funny Laughing Must take another photo now
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