I've been on a jewelry kick lately after shopping at Dillards and looking at all their expensive jewelry! Here's what I've come up with.
Would you wear them?
Thank you for all of the comments!
The first one is basically five lengths of chain attached at each end to the connector findings. Each chain is connected to the chain(s) beside it with jump rings at various places. This made a sort of "fabric". I attached toggle components to the connectors and that made the basic bracelet.
I have the three big charms you see (key, bug, heart) and all of the beads attached with eye pins and jump rings to the five underlying chains.
This bracelet took A LOT of adjustments to make sure that the eye pins and the charms, which are all placed diagonally, did not distort the original shape of the chain "fabric." I wanted to keep the top and bottom of the bracelet pretty parallel.
My major issue was that attaching one side of the eye pin to the wrong link on a chain would distort the whole look of the bracelet. There was the shape of the chain "fabric" to watch out for as well as the other pins and charms which would pull and distort the bracelet even more if the placement of one component was off even by one link of the chain.
I think that the next time I can bring myself to attempt this kind of bracelet I will use a larger chain as a base!
Does anyone have any suggestions?