Friday, February 8, 2008
Birthday Bracelet for a friend..
I am wire-challenged. Even doing simple loops can be a study in how many sizes/shapes can be produced by one person in a short time.
Still, I wanted to do something for my friend, Julie, at work. Her birthday is coming up, and I know she loves bracelets, and silver. I had this silver wire sitting around for years.
So, many, many looped headpins later, I added some bronze matte AB niblets,mahogany clear AB niblets, and some Swars I don't know the color of, separated by black matte 9s.
They all went onto the pins in alternating pattern, like a checkerboard ( Julie collects checkerboards), then loops on the other side of the pin, to hold them on.
What to do now, I asked myself?
Inside the loops went Beadalon 19 strand beading wire, with violet-purple transparent SL 5s separating the wires. Not bad.
Hmmm, don't have any two-hole connectors, only a three hole. So what! I attached each end to the outsides of the silver lead-free pewter connectors, then did a drop with a larger version of the smaller Swars that run down the middle. Put that into the center slot of each connector. Better and better.
A SS simple circle clasp, and voila! Even Yoda Fuzzcat wears it with pride, or something. LOL!
I hope she likes it.