Diary of a Design – Tweaking the Juxtaposition Pendants

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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.

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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.

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I’ve shown my lovingly-brutal girlfriend the new finish.  She’s given it a thumbs up – whew!

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2 Responses to Diary of a Design – Tweaking the Juxtaposition Pendants

  1. Leilani Cleveland Deveau September 22, 2010 at 10:06 AM #

    Tash – I have to admit, your friend’s comment made me burst out laughing! For what it’s worth, I liked the organic look of your hitch knot…I thought it went well with the organic piece…but time is money, and those Snapeez will save you time – time saved with a finished look is so worth it! I may have to look into these for my engraved pieces…always looking for time savers. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your process!

    • Tasha Chawner September 22, 2010 at 10:24 AM #

      You’re welcome Leilani – and I’m glad you got a giggle too!!
      T xo

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