Monday, June 24, 2013

Butterfly Clasp Transformed - Necklace and Earrings Set

Butterfly Clasp Transformed - Necklace and Earrings Set
Butterfly Clasp Transformed - Necklace and Earrings Set
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I have named this "Butterfly Clasp Transformed" necklace and earrings set even though it is not meaningful nor descriptive for anyone but myself.  Reason: this set was transformed from a pattern I bought (Butterfly Clasp by Heather Collins Etsy Store).




Butterfly Clasp - basis of idea for this jewelry set
Butterfly Clasp - basis of idea for this jewelry set

Butterfly Clasp (basis of idea for jewelry set)

Emerging from an experimentation with the basic pattern but using large hex beads instead (Toho, hex beads, size 8 - purchased from Cranberry).  I was most pleasantly surprised that the (focal) triangular piece, instead of lying flat as expected, formed its own pleasing 3D shape.

Once the focal piece had emerged, the rest of how the piece was going to develop pretty much just decided itself.  It did, I must admit, take months before the rest of the piece decided to let me know how it wanted to appear.  I sat with the finished focal piece and a blank mind state for a long while.

The embellishments on the focal piece is sewn on after the piece is completed using: 

handmade chain with Swarovski Elements
Handmade chain with Swarovski Elements

The chain, also fully handmade, uses:

handmade chain with Swarovski Elements




Butterfly Clasp Transformed necklace and earrings set

Butterfly Clasp Transformed necklaceButterfly Clasp Transformed necklace


Butterfly Clasp Transformed necklace and earrings set

Butterfly Clasp Transformed necklace and earrings setButterfly Clasp Transformed necklace and earrings set





matching handmade earrings
matching earrings


The earrings' colors are set to match.  The long tear drop pendant is Grade A1 CZ (cubic zirconia) stone that was been hand wirewraped, hung off vermeil rings that have been clustered with handmade wirewrapped Swarovski XILION bicone crystals in Topaz, Erinite, Sunflower, and Fern Green.  The earring wire is also vermeil.







    matching handmade earrings




    Created: mid 2012
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