Monday, January 23, 2012

Polymer Magnetic Closure

I applied some canes and Swarovski crystals over a magnetic closure to create a focal bead(s) for one of my bead crocheted ropes.

11 comments:

fulgorine said...

I really like that - it's such a good idea :)

MÂȘ Reyes said...

Es precioso. Besos

Roberta said...

Great idea! Is it glued or just held in by the clay?

Cara Jane said...

Neat necklace!

Its All About Creating said...

Thank you so much.

Its All About Creating said...

The closure was glued on and left to dry for 48 hours. Then I covered it with the polymer and baked it. I pre-tested the baking of the bead crochet stringing material and the beads to see how they would hold up baking. Obviously, a nylon based stringing material wouldn't work and cheap plastic beads don't work.

Its All About Creating said...

Thank you Cara.

Lupe Meter said...

Genius, Marlene! This is a super closure! You should write a tutorial on it...awesome necklace!

Beadwright said...

I love what you are doing with the lariats. Beautiful.
Thanks for the well wishes.
Nicole/Beadwright

Its All About Creating said...

Thank you, Lupe. I really appreciate the feedback.

Its All About Creating said...

Nicole, thank you for the nice words. Just get well and back to beading!