Three Silver Spool Beads
Posted by C Scheftic on 2010/01/10
Here’s a triplet of fun spool-shaped beads that I made last November:
They are delightfully easy to make. They are a bit fragile when you have the dried looped parts, before you apply the ends, so you have to work carefully. And they take a bit of “elapsed” time while you wait for each end to dry, before you can fire them and end up with such fine silver pieces. But I hope you agree with me that they’re well-worth the effort!
Here’s what I’ve done with them:
Personally, I do love the patterns in the black beads, as well as the silver beads.
The necklace uses a simple commercial clasp. I guess if I’m going to make more of these spool-beads (and I do think I will!), then I’ll have to come up with a home-made clasp to accompany them.
Back to the design-board… Your suggestions are welcome!