The textured sheets (below) were made with the three rollers and I think I still like the first roller I made the best but now I have some ideas to make some more and will try again when I have a bit of free time.
In the meantime, I was experimenting with some different shapes to make into larger size snaps to use in a necklace. These are some of the snaps I made from the clay sheets shown above.
To do this, cut the cord to the length you want your necklace to be. I like to make mine a little longer and then trim it after if it is too long rather than accidentally making it too short. Thread on an o-ring. Because the cord is hollow and slippery, it is a little tricky to get them on so I insert a piece of heavy wire and hold it tight with the cord while pushing on the o-ring. Next slide on a tube bail snap base pendant and then another o-ring.
Repeat this two more times. Arrange the center pendant with the o-rings nice and snug against it to hold it in place. Position the other snap bases on the cord the same way so they are evenly spaced.
You can use Buna cord instead but I love the feel and look of the softglass cord. I also like the interchangeable plug like clasps or joiner charms which are available at Shades of Clay. Because the softglass cord is hollow, the clasps have a plug at each end that fit inside and hold tight by friction,
Here are the decorative snaps on the necklace arranged two different ways. I am really excited about this and opens up more ways to wear our snaps!
When working with larger clay designs, our flat snaps work well for these so they do not add extra bulk and they fit nice and flat onto the snap base pendant. If your pieces are very large (1-1/2" or larger), I recommend baking them on a curve and using the bezel snap for a tighter hold. I share how to do this along with extra tips in Part 1 of my tutorial.