Monday, March 24, 2014

Bracelet Design

Once I find a design that works, I enjoy fooling around with differing materials to alter the look of the piece. Ribbon bracelets have captured my design fancy lately. Today I discovered that texturing brass sheet with a window screen, whacking it with my brass hammer, and then antiquing it creates an interesting look.
Then I experimented by using leather in place of ribbon and a focal from a thrift store bracelet. The only way I could secure the focal to the rectangular jump rings on either side was by wrapping it with some teal waxed linen. I tried to add patina to the focal but didn't like it. Not all the patina came off, leaving it looking a bit funky. Good thing I like funky!

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