I found this jumpring bracelet on Stripes and Sequins blog. It is cute and too easy, but… where do you get the rope? I guess I just don’t get out and about enough.
There is a bead show this weekend. (I’ve never heard of this one before, but… hey! a bead show is a bead show)
THE ALTMAN BUILDING
135 WEST 18TH STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10011
Friday, May 4 – 12PM to 6PM
Saturday, May 5 – 10AM to 5PM
Sunday, May 6 – 10AM to 4PM
Entry is $5.00
I’ve never seen this bead show before, but, hey! a bead show is a bead show! If you have $5.00 to spare, it will at least be some entertainment, yes?
I have just finally done something about my poor beautiful galaxy ring that had begun to break down to where I did not want to wear it anymore.
This is the original ring. It is constructed of brass with a strangely cut malachite bead — the rings are on the sides. I tried to do netting to hold the bead, but it did not turn out for me. As a result, the stone kept flipping up on one side.
This is how I have reworked the ring. I wrapped a 22 ga. wire around one of the bead wires , and then coiled 24 ga. wire around the outside ring. When I went onto the new wire, I started to coil 28 ga. wire, and I began to add the gold-plated glass charlottes that I have had around forever. I kept coiling and tying off with charlottes until it was time to stop, and then I coiled a little further on the wire and made a large spiral. I wired the spiral to the frame, as I have consistently had problems with my spirals getting bent out from the ring.
This all was really hard to do because of the ring design – the outer rings made it very difficult to go under the ring support wires. Brass is so soft that it bends if you even think about it, much less look at it, or even try to work with it. It is a good substitute for gold, though, and it is cheap enough to lend itself naturally to experimentation.
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