Hello Orchidians, I have another question that I am sure some of you
know the answer. I need to know how to execute these two tasks that I
am having a hard time with.
I am making a bracelet consisting of a series of rectangular
boxes. It is 22x17x3mm so it’s pretty small. I am trying to figure
out how to make a concealed catch. I want a catch that you can push
to open, and push to close again. I cannot find anything around my
house that is fabricated in that way, but it must be here because it
is on the tip of my tongue. I am so conditioned to use whatever this
sort of catch is (In my car maybe??) that I can feel it closing as I
I was also working on another piece a while ago, and I couldn’t
figure out how to make this finding, so I gave up and set it aside.
I would like to connect a bail to a prong-set stone with a ball and
socket hinge. My husband suggested this course of action: Make a
complete hemisphere, cut a third off for the hinge segment, then cut
the remaining piece in half, put the ball inside solder it up, and
voila! I really don’t think that is going to work, because
regardless of how proficient I am with that little torch, the solder
is going to run inside the joint, right?
Thank you thank you,
Styled by Tara