Shibuichi Silver Copper Bird Clasp
This clasp was designed to function as a focal, not to be hidden at the back. It works well and is secure. I have a pricey strand of opals made with this clasp and it really finishes the piece to have such an unusual fastener.
This shibuichi ( an ancient Japanese alloy made of silver and copper) set is handcarved from wax, then cast in bronze by my husband Greg, using the lost wax casting method. All metals, with the exception of gold, change over time and exposure to the elements, this piece will change as its worn, gaining shiny spots from cloth rubbing, or darkening from being in the shower.
Note: All of our items are hand crafted from the finest materials available. It is our wish to create goods that will last several lifetimes and be cherished by our great grand kids! Also be aware that each piece is made by hand, meaning little differences may occur, like a tiny air bubble or seam line may be visible. These variances should not be viewed as flaws, but as evidence they are a handmade product.
This piece measures about an inch wide. Thanks for looking!