Monday, July 27, 2009

Confession of a Late Adapter


I'm sure you're going to laugh at me. I just discovered something fantastic - I really love tie-back closures. I know - silly, right?

I've always loved their simplicity and the way this type of closure looks, but, deep in my heart of hearts, I always felt they must not be terribly secure. Last week, I was shopping at our local paper store and one of the clerks was wearing a humongous double-strand necklace with over-sized stone drops - 40mm or over - closed at the back with a simple bow-tie. So, naturally, I accosted her with my questions: "Is it comfortable? Is it secure?" "Sure it is!" she replied.

So, after my year's worth of skepticism, I tried it myself with some heavy ceramic beads - and I love it. Comfy! Secure!

It takes me a while, but I get there in the end.

6 comments:

Marbella Designs said...

I too always thought it might not be secure. I'll have to try it! Thanks.
Sandra

lunedreams said...

picture? picture?

mairedodd said...

you did it! great... and there is nothing wrong with being a bit skeptical/cautious... your reputation is tied (literally and figuratively) to any piece you sell... glad to hear it is secure...

Melissa J. Lee said...

Thanks, all!

Oooh, no pictures yet, I'm afraid - this one is slated for publication. But I liked it so much, I'm sure there will be another one using the tie-back very, very soon (I even bought more silk ribbon yesterday!).

jodi said...

I'm a recent convert too. A friend wanted a piece with a tie back closure. I was a little unsure, but wanted the piece to be exactly what she wanted and it turned out wonderfully so I made one for myself. Love it.

Melissa J. Lee said...

I already made another one! I'll post it to the blog today or tomorrow...