Hardware Challenge - Pivot Point

Erin from Treasures Found is having a challenge, which is to create a piece of jewellery using items from the hardware store.
Wooooo hooooo one of my fave places, along with tool shops, engineering supplies and anything that turns, clips together, unscrews or is beautifully machined.
I chose some cotter pins, also called split pins and joy of joys they came in brass!.
Heated them until dull red to give them an aged appearance and strung them with brass washers, seed beads spacers and some vintage brass (there's that word again). Not sure on the clasp may rework that. Pronounced 'cool' by number one daughter.

7 comments:

  1. wowwwwwwwwwwwww gorgeous colors for your entry!! love the clasp!! great idea!! very rich necklace!! bravo!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Absolutely gorgeous and original! I love the way you dangled the brass chain in the center. It's those little unexpected design decisions that make all the difference. I'm sorry you live on a continent far, far away and can't join us for the enameling workshop. But when you're ready to start enameling, if you buy the bead pulling station on my painting with fire etsy shop, I send a 5 page hand-out that I give to students at workshops. It is extremely detailed and anyone would be able to recreate the workshop with this handout. I'm not trying to push the bead puller with you, but it's an integral part of the system that makes things fly. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love the way you used the cotter pins and I think the clasp/toggle is fantastic! A great entry for Erin's challenge!

    ReplyDelete
  4. that is cool! always nice when your kids are on board, right?! this is one fun challenge!

    ReplyDelete
  5. What a wonderful surprise! I love this piece. It is so full of movement and visual interest. I can see great possbilibities in using this basic design to create so many others. Great stuff! So glad that you are playing along! Enjoy the day! Erin

    ReplyDelete
  6. Nice piece - I like the balance of vertical to horizontal, and the Czech facet bead is a good bit of bling contrast to the hardware finds.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wow, great job, Greer! Super creative!

    ReplyDelete