For example, this first one I started this past spring, and I haven't been able to find just the right clasp for it. Well, I did find a lovely sterling silver leaf pattern toggle that might suit it, but I still have to figure out how to finish the ends on this rope. I suppose I could also go the hand-woven route, and make some lovely Peyote end caps, with a matching toggle. At this point, what I think is stopping me is TOO MANY IDEAS! ;)
I just love the look of Mabé clusters.
The next piece is a lariat, inspired by one of our ice storms this past winter. I wanted the piece to be branch like, and the end is meant to look like an ice covered branch. I ordered a custom lampwork bead for it, but am still waiting on that. (My lampwork artist got herself a day job... :(... LOL!)
I'd like to design this piece as if it was going through a Spring metamorphosis, like when you see branches or plants, still covered in snow and ice, but they're little flowers and leaves still find a way to peak through.
I thought it looked pretty neat.