I thought I’d share a piece I made a while back for my daughter. I had an exceptional ant hill garnet that I wanted to use, it’s a brilliant red but not very large. The Garnet set in a ring was not very appealing in that it could be damaged, so I decided to make a pendant. I have found that by using what I call negative space around a stone one’s eye is drawn to it. So I thought I’d incorporate this idea into the design. At the time beads were very popular and I wondered if I could make a clasp that highlighted the beautiful red garnet, used negative space, and that was also the clasp. When I made the piece I hadn’t taken pictures, so these are from my daughters phone. I apologize for the quality of the pictures, but idea of the clasp comes across.
I’d be interested if any others have used, the clasps as the center piece for a piece of jewelry.