|magnetic focal clasp for bead crochet rope|
I had this old, vintage strand of fake amber beads sitting on my work table the other day. Needing something for a focal-type clasp, my mind started to play with "what-if".
I gave the beads, a pair of magnets and a sample rope piece to a machinist and told him what I was thinking. This is the prototype result. What do you think?
I'm not enamored with having to glue a rope into the end of a clasp, but I can't find a solution to otherwise fasten it in.
I stuck the prototype onto my Native Stripes rope to see how it would look. Now I guess I need to design an 8/0 rope to go with the magnetic clasp that came out of the mind play.
I'm thinking that short pieces of rope endings in 15/0 with 8 to 10-around necklace rope might balance the size better.
Feedback appreciated - especially some way to avoid glue.