Remember that great wire tutorial I featured on how to prong set a large gemstone flower cabochon?  Well, Vicki Holliday of Flop Cat Design read it and thought it was a fabulous idea. She came up with a clasp adaptation for a broken piece of jewelry she had.

She shortened the wire by 10 inches as she didn't need to make the bail. As you can see from the front, the small prongs hold the mother of pearl flower cabochon in place but do not obscure the pretty focal. This project might be a little challenging for it requires working on a smaller scale but it is worth the effort.

Chrissi also had a wonderful suggestion when she saw Vicki's original post on my Facebook page. She said, "I would like that as an earring- and looking at the hook I think it would really work too."  She is absolutely right!

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