Made a new kind of bracelet this week. A whole new wire, a whole new wrap, a whole new... shiny :D
For months now, maybe even the last year, I've wanted to make layered bracelets. I love the layered look. Always have. I've been trying to make multi-chained bracelets by wrapping stones w/sterling and chaining them together, but oh my, time consuming! Not only time consuming, but not giving me the look I'm after. Not ... exactly. This week, I thought I'd give memory wire a try. Grabbed my strand of Rainbow Fluorite chips and ...
Magic Coil Bracelet! :D
I love it! It's just what I wanted it to look like. And it's super cool too. Coil after coil that just wraps around and holds it's shape quite nicely...
It's not sterling, but silver plated stainless steel... I think. Rather cost effective. Not quite as quick to put together as I'd hoped, but that could just be because I keep dropping all the chips. Oops. Things tend to take longer when you're chasing stones across the floor.
I am totally diggin' it. I'm testing it out this week to make sure it holds up. As much as I adore the look of the coiled Fluorite chips with the beautiful colors and hodgepodge of sizes and shapes, I'm concerned about the stones. Chips are notorious for bad drills. Bad drills = break and fall off. I'm really hoping that won't be the case because I won't sell break and fall off shinies, but ... won't know for sure until I give 'er a good solid testing.
If all goes well, I'll have some Magic Coil bracelets vera soon.
Magic coil bracelets. Oh what fun!
Sunday, September 8, 2013
It's been a busy busy week over here. A lot of finishing up the last steps of some projects, dabbling with others, plotting and planning for others still.
The biggest things for me this week were actually managing to get a couple things listed. Like the copper/jade infinity medallion I've had laying around for weeks. And my Mahogany / Silver Sheen Obsidian tree too. :D
*pets* It's name is Stargazing in the Bitterroot. :D *stares* Goodness, I love that stone. So unique. Kinda bummed I didn't get more of those. Hopefully he'll be back next summer, with more.
My uber big accomplishment this week are my new leather Tree of Life bracelets. The one I'm most excited about is my new LGBTQ Pride tree "Pride Rock"...
It's a rainbow tree with Garnet, Sunstone, Citrine, Peridot, Lapis and Amethyst.
I really wanted to make a whole line of new tree bracelets, so I carried on. Now there is also an Antique Copper Pride Tree, and bare trees in both antique copper and antique silver.
Bracelets a plenty! A whole new kind of tree grove even. W00T!
Today's goal is getting those last 3 listed. And the poor antique silver labradorite cab tree that's been sitting here ever so patiently, waiting to be listed for weeks now.
Best get busy!
Shinies. W00T! :D