Thursday, August 5, 2010
This clever toggle is designed so that the crab's back is a separate piece and serves as the toggle bar. It has a wire loop on the bottom to attach the second side of the necklace to.
I went to Hilton Head this summer and enjoyed the hundreds of crabs at the nature preserve. They are Fiddler Crabs and resemble very large bugs, and have only 1 large claw. When disturbed, they went scurrying for their holes, and jumped in legs first, holding the claw aloft like a flag!
This diamond shaped toggle is 1 1/2" square. The crab is a blue crab, and background is painted with a golden tan glaze that looks like sand. I used a heavy white crackle glaze on the edges to look like foamy waves on the sand.
Check out the Beads-of-Clay.blogspot.com this Sat. Aug 6. I am posting a tutorial on how I made this.