The Art Bead Scene was invited to participate in Rings & Things blog partner program. They send a packet of items to review or use in a project, I share my thoughts and results with you.
This round features Disk & Loop Bracelets. I’m not much a “gluer” so I wasn’t exactly sure what I could do with these bracelets when they first arrived. I found myself loving the warm antiqued texture of the brass disks and decided instead of covering up, I’d use them as an integral element of the design.
With a little wire-wrapping I added my teal branch disk beads in between the brass disks, skipping every other one. After the the disks were added I made dangles of copper pearls, amber disks and crystals on brass headpins and attached them to the alternate loops.I love the fit of the bracelet too. Rings and Things offers the disk and loop bracelets in a variety of styles and sizes. This bracelet is 8.2″ long and just perfect for someone with a larger wrist, which is always a challenge when working with pre-made bracelet forms.
To see more projects using the Disk & Loop Bracelets visit the Rings & Things blog. And stop by my blog today for a free project using the Disk & Loop Bracelets.
Fab FibersApril 7, 2009 at 7:38 pm
That’s a great use for those bracelets, they really are comfortable to wear. R and T will be coming the first week of May. I should put these on my list of maybes.
hintApril 7, 2009 at 8:02 pm
I like your clever solution. I never trust glue…there seems to be so many possibilities for detaching 🙂
GardanneApril 8, 2009 at 12:15 am
Heather that is a very unique design, I love the brass showing too.
Dave RobertsonApril 8, 2009 at 3:20 pm
Love those teal beads of yours, Heather, kudos to you!
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lunedreamsApril 8, 2009 at 9:28 pm
this bracelet is TO DIE FOR!!! I was just given the answer of what to do with that strand of funky antique copper teardrop pearls…Some amber, some teal glass, a little brass. Yummy!! Thanks for sharing.
AliceApril 8, 2009 at 11:04 pm
I love that you took an unexpected path for this bracelet. Of course your gorgeous beads are the star of the piece! I must save up some money to buy some of them.
Heather PowersApril 9, 2009 at 1:01 pm
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