Monday, July 02, 2007

Beads as Buttons/Clasps

Thinking a little bit outside the box, a large, flat bead can be used as a clasp in a necklace or bracelet design. All you need to do is add a seed bead to catch the thread or cording and you have a ready made clasp!

I've posted a series of single bead-buttons that I've paired up with a seed bead to show how a size 8 seed bead fits right into the hole. The holes in the bead/buttons are a little larger than normal - if you use sating cording or yarn like I do, you need a larger hole.

This is a preview of what I'll be putting up this week in my etsy shop and website. Thinking outside of the beadbox can help you use your beads in creative ways!

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