Remember the piece I showed you earlier in the month, Where There's Smoke There's Fire?
Several of you asked me if I would reveal the secret to its rather understated clasp:
Well, I did take one (rather fuzzy, my apologies) photograph of the inner workings before it sold.
Yes, I used two sew on snaps. Your eyes do not deceive you. Never say never! They were the absolute perfect solution for this piece. Not only did the snaps provide a simple yet secure closure, using them allowed me to echo the design and thickness of the two substantial "end caps" I had created for the kumihimo braids in this piece, enhancing rather than detracting from the overall design.
Just last week, I completed a bracelet for a client with arthritis, who has difficulty using my peyote toggles. This Ancient Architecture cuff will be easy for her to put on and take off, and should wear much like a bangle, just tighter fitting, which is what she wants.
The other convenient (read: super cool!) thing about these snaps is that, while designed to be sewn on to a surface, the flat backed (male?) half can also be attached to a solid surface with E6000!!!! Yes. Another one of my never's: GLUE.
Lesson Learned: Never say Never!
Be well and get going!