Thursday, January 31, 2008

Link the slinky

Spotted some of these recently.
Topshop Link Necklace
More commonly known as slinky, these are actually made of bead caps.
Bead caps are a type of findings used in bead work. And it's is VERY cheap. Not usually the main item in a piece, as it is usually used to finish a piece. For example it is used in a necklace like this>

Because of the multiple strand, it has to have a cap to hold all the strands firmly.
Sorry, I can't find a picture at the back, where you can really see what I meant.

I've seen many accessories that use findings. Crimps, jump rings, wires. (p/s: Another post for another day)

Just let your creativity take over.

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