Monday, November 9, 2015

Amuse the Muse - Handmade Findings - with Rebecca of Songbead

Hello everyone! It's Muse day again - and it's brand new month for these posts too. This month, I'm going to look at 'art findings' - you know, clasps, headpins, unique handmade earwires. Those things that really add a special finishing touch - and can elevate your jewellery from pretty to amazing. You know the drill - leave links to your favourite handmade findings in the comments!

Let's start things off with some a beautiful bracelet featuring a lovely handmade clasp, from Kate of Floating Vintage Designs. I love how the use of such a beautiful clasp really helps the bracelet to flow - there's no interruption of the colour palette, the clasp is a feature of the bracelet as well as being functional. 

Lampwork clasp - Earthshine Beads; lampwork spotty round - Soul Silver

Here are some more handmade clasps to whet your appetite:

Cherryhill Studio  - So sweet, and these would look so perfect in a simple bracelet or two. 


Fulgorine Beads - wow. Just look at the detail! 


Bo Hulley Beads - yep, a gorgeous handmade shank button can be transformed into a clasp quickly and easily...


...with the addition of a simple hook! Here are some of my Edison clasps from The Curious Bead Shop.


Another luscious lampwork toggle from Earthshine. 



And now for the BeadBlogger Links. Have a great week everyone! 








Rebecca is a Scottish jewellery designer; currently living in the capital city of Edinburgh. You can read more about her and her work at her blog, songbeads.blogspot.com and see more of her jewellery at songbead.etsy.com. She also has a supplies shop at thecuriousbeadshop.etsy.com.

4 comments:

Linda - Earthshine.co.uk said...

That was a lovely surprise Rebecca, thankyou for featuring my clasps. Linda x

Melanie McGready said...

What a wonderful surprise for me too. Thank you so much for featuring my clasps, Rebecca. The 9th turned out to be a very good day indeed as I reached 100 sales in my shop. :) xx

Julie Wong Sontag said...

These are so clever! And beautiful!! Lovely selection - as always!!! I had a hard time spotting the clasp in the bracelet - I love the idea that a handmade clasp can be integrated so seamlessly into the overall design. xoxo - julie

Kristen said...

I also love hand crafted findings! Here is one of my enameled bead clasps: https://www.etsy.com/listing/197879084/blue-enameled-bead-with-silver-foil-bird?ref=shop_home_active_18