Are you in North Carolina and want to see Shore Debris in person? My jewelry is available at this Sanford location:

Divine Designs by Nancy, 92 Amarillo Ln

You can also find my jewelry in this Southwest Florida gallery:

Elizabet Bryant Art Gallery, 200 West Dearborn Street, Englewood, FL 34223

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Bead Mixed Lots...

Sometimes I buy beads and findings in mixed lots.... and until recently, they've been sitting around in my studio still in the original packaging.
Just this week, I discovered something in a mixed lot bag of gold plated findings: Magnetic clasps. Now, I've seen magnetic clasps before and since I make most of my own clasps, I'd never thought of using them in my own plated and shell bead bracelet with magnetic clasp But for those pieces where I need something more streamlined than my large handmade hook and eye clasps, I think these will do. Now I'm off to order some in sterling and gold fill :)
gold plated and shell bead bracelet with magnetic clasp, view 2


Miss Val's Creations said...

Gorgeous bracelet! I have never worked with magnetic clasps before. They seem perfect for those with arthritis. ~Val

Almost Precious said...

It does compliment the bracelet, which I must say is a very attractive bracelet.

I've not had much luck with magnetic clasps, either their gauss is so weak that they open at the slightest little tug or they're so strong it takes someone with superhuman strength to pry them apart. What magnetic gauss do you use?