Hello, I’ve been lurking on this list for awhile and the range of
knowledge and generosity never ceases to amaze me. So I’m hoping you
can help me with a design problem.
I’m making glass fishing lure jewelry, and using a glass body
(lampworked with dichro), and krystal flash or feathers for the tail.
I want them to look authentic, but I don’t want to use real hooks,
since the possibility of hurting a customer or snagging a favorite
sweater would be way too great. I thought I might be able to use
silicone or some other kinds of plasticky material that could be
molded and that would be flexible enough to bend but would look
solid. Unfortunately, I know NOTHING about molding or plastic
materials, so my ideas have dried up. I thought about flexible
sculpey, but it only comes in bright colors. I need something that
will end up looking like a fairly realistic hook but wouldn’t be
dangerous. And they would need to hold up well. Does anyone have any
ideas for me? Or can you point me towards some group that might be
able to help me?