I received a lovely pink one! Being addicted to torch-fired enamelling myself, I really appreciate the work Francesca put into these...those little fine silver pebbles are such a sweet element!
My inspiration was a necklace I made for my sister recently (no photo, of course) that has a front toggle closure with the focal hanging from the loop, and extra chain attached to the toggle to hang down behind the focal with more embellishments. I had hoped to do something similar, adding additional enameled components...alas, it is still a work in progress.
I created a sterling toggle clasp and attached the component. I cut some copper discs in 2 different sizes, dapped and curled the edges, then enameled them in pretty pastels to complement the pink...Easter colors! Using sterling balled headpins, I attached them to copper chain
It looks great lying down for picture taking, but the discs don't hang correctly when on. I am going to exchange the sterling wrapped link holding the toggle to the chain with a small copper jump ring, so that it will be closer to the chain and not so wiggly, and adjust the discs so they hang better. I have already started taking it apart and realized it was not going to be done by today, but wanted to show you my concept...which will probably be completely different when it is done!
Participating AJE Contributors
Kristi Bowman-Gruel - http://dreamsomedesigns.blogspot.com/2013/02/aje-february-component-of-month-reveal.html
Jenny Cameron - http://glassaddictions.com
Jenny Davies-Reazor - http://www.jdaviesreazor.com/blog
Susan Kennedy - www.suebeads.blogspot.com
Linda Landig - www.LindasBeadBlog.com
Melissa Meman - http://melissameman.blogspot.com
Kristen Stevens - http://kristen-beadjourney.blogspot.com/
Francesca Watson - http://www.francescawatson.com
Dawn Horner - http://www.northernadornments.com/
Kym Hunter - http://kymhunterdesigns.blogspot.com/
Kay Thomerson - http://kayzkreationz.blogspot.com/
Shelley Graham Turner - http://www.shelleygrahamturner.blogspot.com/
Sandi Volpe - http://sandivolpe.com/