The Juxtaposition pendants were a lot of fun to make.
The word had been hassling my brain for a while, and I was really pleased with how the finished forms had turned out.
What I wasn’t pleased with were the ‘hitch knots’ that attached the pendant to the chains.
I was wearing the Vertical Pendant to see how it hung, and showed it to one of my girlfriends. I asked her for an honest opinion on the way I had attached the pendants to the chains.
She told me that it looked like I’d gone down the back shed and made a hitch knot out of silver.
It’s what I was thinking. And I was glad that she was honest enough to tell me.
So it was back to the drawing board on how to attach them.
I knew that I wanted a sleek connection – to go with the sleek design of the pendants.
I also knew that soldering rings shut would prove problematic, as the copper and silver of the pendant would suck all of the heat away from the connector-rings. Plus, I’m still perfecting my soldering technique and didn’t want to melt silver and/or spend all day trying to get a neat finish.
So I opted for the Snapeez Snapping Jumprings.
Open, close, snap and done. So much quicker than mucking about soldering. And a much neater finish.
I’ve shown my lovingly-brutal girlfriend the new finish. She’s given it a thumbs up – whew!