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camilleriley
« on: August 17, 2006 11:54:36 PM »

http://www.crystalmafia.com/pics/goodbracelets.jpg

Do you think i could recreate this by finding large stones (where?) and using wire to just twist around them? How would i secure the beads?

Any help is appreciated, my great friend wants one of these but they cost over 100 dollars sometimes and i'd love to recreate it
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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2006 07:11:43 PM »

If you have any new age/hippie stores they always have tons of stones. I also remember getting a bunch at natural history museums, but they are more expensive.
Looks like it's just a base bracelet, with pretty sturdy wire, and the beads are on the wire. I'm sure if you practice a couple times you'll find it's not at all as hard as it looks.
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2006 03:50:13 PM »

i make bracelets like this a lot with anything i can get my hands on! all you have to do is string the bead or stone [or whatever] onto the wire, just to secure it, then wrap the wire around it in a chaotic manner. there's no rhyme or reason to it. then, when one stone/bead/whatever looks good, string the next one on, and repeat the process. if you overlap the wire so it inter-twines with the previous "whatever", it gives it a really funky look!
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2006 10:36:26 PM »

i make bracelets like this a lot with anything i can get my hands on! all you have to do is string the bead or stone [or whatever] onto the wire, just to secure it, then wrap the wire around it in a chaotic manner. there's no rhyme or reason to it. then, when one stone/bead/whatever looks good, string the next one on, and repeat the process. if you overlap the wire so it inter-twines with the previous "whatever", it gives it a really funky look!

thanks!! ill be sure to go and find big stones as soon as i can
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