Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Bead Table Wednesday--Hits and Misses
I've been busy with spring cleaning and haven't worked on jewelry much this week. I did ball the ends of some more wires in both copper and brass. I made the above clasps out of some of the brass. I'm not real happy with them. I started with too much wire and the clasps are over sized for the necklace, above, that I intended them for. I'll go back and start with shorter wires and maybe 16 gauge instead of 14 gauge.
I also have these. I found the rhinestone brooch at a thrift store today. The hardware and Russian military flight pins are from Etsy. The antique square is from an antique store. I've been looking for a small square in hardware stores but haven't found one that is suitable. I like this antique one better than any of the newer ones I've seen. It fits right in with my small collection of antique measuring devices.
Scroll down and check out the giveaway I have going. I'll be selecting a winner late Thursday evening, probably right before midnight.