Saturday, May 7, 2011

Silver Bracelet




I tried, I really did try.  I tried to duplicate this jump ring trio inspiration piece from Cassidys Creations.



Even as I was about to type that it didn't work, I had to go try it again.  It didn't work again.  My fine motor skills just aren't strong enough for this type of detail as it turns out.  However, my digital mobility WAS good enough for a jump ring duo.

Two rings were still difficult until I found a trick.  I discovered a foam board and some sewing pins.  I anchored the end of the bracelet into the foam board with the blue pins, and then temporarily anchored the newest rings with the yellow pin.  


When I added the next set of rings, I moved the yellow pin into the newest rings.  I kept moving the yellow pin along until it was finished.  This kept the rings from falling in on themselves and getting me mixed up.  


Really that's all there was to it -- two rings in each set of two rings. The hardest part was resigning myself to two rings instead of three.  I wonder if I grew my nails, I would be able to do the three rings? Hmmmm.


I am so excited, thrilled, delighted, amused, overjoyed, elated,...well you get the picture,...to have this silver bracelet featured on A Creative Princess.  (Thanks Terri)



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11 comments:

Ispirato Design said...

That's pretty cool- I've never tried making any type of jewelery but my kids are always making me some. I suspect I'll be getting some handmade creations on Sunday :) I'm going to show this idea to them!

All That's Comfortable said...

You have more patience then me. Very pretty!

Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

That's a good example of tenacity! Your bracelet looks fabulous- just as good, I think, as the three ring type. Enjoy wearing it!

tammylovesdishes said...

Well, I think your bracelet looks great! Nice job.
Tammy

Lindsay said...

Wow, that looks really gorgeous! Great job!

Thanks for checking out my blog, by the way!

Ever - The red house by the lake said...

That really is so tricky! I guess the only way is to use an even smaller tool and a lot of patience. ;-)

I really enjoy reading about your projects!

Terry said...

Thanks Evergirl. I guess you're right. I'm hoping I can do it soon before my eyes give out on me, lol. Thanks to everyone for visiting. :)

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Hi Terry, I'm Terri! You did a great job!!! I would love for you to link up on Thursday!
www.acreativeprincess.blogspot.com

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

I forgot, I should tell you that I'm a new follower. We Terry/Terri's need to stick together!

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Thanks so much for linking up and hope to see you next week! Oh, and guess what I bought at Hobby Lobby today, jump rings!!

Silver Cross said...

Fabulous work....this looks so cool and trendy.

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