Before John Bead launched their new End Crimps, I really didn’t give much thought to my necklace or bracelet ends. I used a traditional wire wrap or end cap to finish off a rat tail or leather cord. Then I was given samples of these decorative end crimps! They are too pretty to hide so they started to become a feature of anything I was working on.
Last week I was in Paris. I saw a lot of feathers being incorporated into jewelery. This piece I photographed through a window, so it is a little blurry, but as you can see the feather was attached with a traditional end cap. That gave me more than one idea.
Yesterday I pulled out some feathers that I really liked. Why crimp one when you can crimp several at once?
The end crimps make it so easy to create a finished edge. It is ready to use immediately.
All I needed was a few jump rings and these lovely new hook and loop pewter clasps.
My clover end cap is now holding the feathers in place between two Ladhaki beads.
I also tried a very simple feather necklace idea. One feather, one crimp end, one jump ring and a plain silver chain.
I think this may be my favorite version!