Monday, May 18, 2009

Fishing Anklet

My other-half is an avid fisherman so I've spent countless hours in tackle shops. It occurred to me one day, standing amidst aisle after aisle of shiny, sparkly lures in every color you could imagine, that they might make interesting jewelry. I made this anklet out of dis-assembled spinner baits and used a line swivel for the clasp.
I think it's a fun, unique piece, the sort of thing I might be able to sell. Except the lures alone cost $25, so I'd have to sell them for at least that plus labor and I doubt there's a market for $35 fishing anklets/bracelets.
Fishing Anklet

6 comments:

Adrianne said...

Why are lures so expensive? What are they made of?

$5.00 a pop seems, well, fishy....

AlmondJoy said...

>> Why are lures so expensive? What are they made of?

I don't know, but you would be surprised. I'm just thankful Ric is not a fly-fisherman; I'm told that is really expensive

cashew_glee said...

Yeah, fishing for flies can costly. Probably cause the rods and reels and lures have to be soooo tiny.

MoeArt said...

And soon you will be able to make this stuff from all the clay goodies your terrific aunt is going to send you. :D

AlmondJoy said...

>> And soon you will be able to make this stuff from all the clay goodies your terrific aunt is going to send you.

Doing the happy dance over here on the East coast. :) Mahalo!

rethoryke said...

Hmm. I think some holographic foil applied to a fish-shaped base would be a good start on a polymer clay fishing lure replica.

And you _might_ be able to sell a bracelet or anklet with fewer lures and more beads --- pitch it to women who want to catch a handsome fisherman!