Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Snap Variation for Magnetic Pendants

I purchased Helen Breil's latest tutorial, "Magnetic Pendants" as I was looking for inspiration on pendant shapes and texture ideas.  I had an idea in mind of doing a snap variation in place of the magnets and this is one of the first pieces I created.

After making the focal snap pendant I put together several snap base chain necklaces for interchanging.  One has a long chain tassel shown here:

And here is the simpler pendant necklace style:

The snap necklace bases shown here are available in our online store.  We have also created a special category of snap base necklace styles that interchange with our larger decorative snaps.

You can also create your own interchangeable necklace with the snap base components in our DIY snap supply section.  All the findings and chain used are stainless steel but you can use other preferred metal types or colors.  Click on the photos below to see the items in our online store for more information.

Start with a snap base connector which is available with a single or double loop.

Add a bail or one of our clip on clasps to the top with several jump rings:

Tip:  If the necklace chain is too thick to fit into the clip, you can insert a jump ring in the center for attaching the pendant.  This also keeps the pendant in place while wearing and the clasp stays at the back of your neck where it belongs. 

Add a chain tassel to the bottom of a double loop connector with jump rings.

You can make yourself several snap necklace base styles for interchanging your decorative snap pendants.

Almost any clay design you make can be mounted on a snap to create a wide range of necklaces.  Here are a few more samples using the CaBezel Molds available at Shades of Clay.  I will be sharing a free tutorial here with you next on how to add a snap to your CaBezel shapes for interchanging.

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