Body Piercing Jewelry Repurposed

by Lady Mockingbird.
(Upstate, New York USA)

This Stainless Steel Ribbon wire piece has a 16g segment ring for it's clasp

This Stainless Steel Ribbon wire piece has a 16g segment ring for it’s clasp

I’ve been looking for simple yet stunning ways to add decorative clasps to one of the lines of Bracelets and Chokers I sell without having to resort to doing hot connections. Inspiration came to me when I was browsing online for some stainless steel designs. It turned out to be so simple I’m now wondering why I never thought of it.

Sterling Fish Bead with Glow in the Dark and Stainless Steel Barbel

Sterling Fish Bead with Glow in the Dark and Stainless Steel Barbel

Celtic Sun Shield and Barbell Choker in Sterling

Celtic Sun Shield and Barbell Choker in Sterling

Gauged Body Piercing barbels and captive bead rings make wonderful clasps. They have the added benefit of being nickel free, and are easy to find everywhere.

Sterling Silver Viking Knit with Shield and Barbell

Sterling Silver Viking Knit with Shield and Barbell

Which means my clients can later go and find other pieces they like to be able to change up the look of the jewelry they’ve bought from me.

Lady Mockingbird
Mockingbird Lane Wire
Mockingbird Lane Wire on Etsy

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  • zoraida says:

    These are stunning! I love bracelets with the clasp in the front and these are so pretty they should be the focal. Beautiful work!

  • Lynda says:

    I’m in total agreement with Zoraida. Such care is taken with each piece in detail and professionally finished. Bravo!

  • Zoraida, I’ve been following your work for a few years now and have always found it excellently executed, so your compliment is especially valued.

    Lynda, oh wow I am so glad you think these look professionally done. It means my efforts to make things look good is working.

  • Diane says:

    I love this idea. Also, I took a look at your etsy shop and I just wanted to let you know that I really like your work.

  • Kelsie says:

    I LOVE the idea! These pieces are gorgeous but body jewelry is expensive!

  • LadyMockingbird says:

    Diane, You are so kind to comment.
    Kelsie, Only if you are trying to purchase those items from a retailer specializing in doing Body piercing. Buying direct from the distributer cuts the cost a great deal. They still aren’t cheap, but not as insane as retail.
    Lady Mockingbird

  • Kay says:

    Visited you Etsy shop…all beautiful pieces! Good luck…

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