The hidden magnetic clasp for the Fiesta Necklace has evolved through the years. Initially, it was a shiny silver ‘end cap’ on the buna cord. Jan Frame suggested painting the silver, so it would blend with the flat black of the buna.
This proved to be a very simple solution, but paint + metal do not bond well. I was always concerned that my customers would be disappointed with the workmanship if the paint chipped away.
This week I have been experimenting with an extruded cover for the closure. Nothing seemed to be quite right. The magnet is a ‘bit’ larger than the buna, so a coil that fit the magnet was too large for the buna and vice-versa.
Of course I went through plans, B-C & D until the DUH moment. Sitting on my workspace was the perfect solution…the slightly tapered needle tool.
Now the buna and magnet are secured by an attractive coil wrap which also adds strength to the connection.