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AmbiguousArtist
« on: August 29, 2011 11:15:56 AM »

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I'm wondering what kind of finding this is, I can't seem to find any bails like this.



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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2011 02:53:14 PM »

I think that's just an eye pin.
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2011 03:40:48 PM »

I'm thinking eyepin, too. You could get that exact same effect, so that it looks nicely finished, by drilling your holes through the object, taking a heishi or tiny flat washer bead, and then gluing the washer over the hole- you could check the alignment before you glue by running your eyepin (handmade or prefab) through it first. You could even dress it up further (and make it more secure, in the process!) by doing it from scratch, and doing a wrapped loop on either end of it. Hope that helps!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2011 08:49:06 AM »

To me it looks a little thin to be a regular jewelry eye pin, and the color is more like a higher silver content. 
It looks perhaps like a metalsmith-crafter created her own eyepin, then connected it to a disk with a hole in it using solder or whatever else they do to heat bond (or maybe there was no hole in the disk and the bottom of a short shank was just attached directly, and then the "bail" connector glued on).
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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2011 05:51:53 AM »

I'm thinking it's a head pin, just trimmed down and looped. It looks like the flat part of the headpin is just glued to it.
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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2011 01:40:43 PM »

Thank you everybody for your answers, they're greatly appreciated Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2011 04:31:34 PM »

Looks like sushi rolls! Grin Tongue
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