A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can get cheap (and legal! Wink) advertising by donating a challenge prize! Go here for more info.
Total Members: 303,105
Currently Running With Scissors:
756 Guests and 17 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Activist Alphabet Bracelet  (Read 2640 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
kate conspiracy
« on: November 04, 2004 07:51:48 PM »

I decided to relieve my political frustrations as of late by... yes, you guessed it... crafting! So here's some pics. They're really simple (I'm more of a sewer than a jewelry person) but I think it works with the watch really well. The blue/green strands are labradorite, which I love, not only because the basic color is awesome but I love looking at the orange and blue flecks in the sunlight -- it reminds me of the way sunlight and moonlight reflects off of water... cheesy I know but it's really pretty. Plus I get a kick out of the fact that labradorite is feldspar, which along with the other feldspars makes up 60% of the Earth's crust - so even really common things can be beautiful... yeah yeah, also cheesy. They're just strung on clear elastic. The alphabet beads are strung on 1/8" shock cord with ScotchLite (not just utilitarian - it sparkles!) from REI. The phrase is "reality based American" which would mean something to those here that read the NYTimes.  But the phrase isn't important as obviously alphabets can be arranged to say anything; the idea is to make a bracelet that says more about me than just my name  Tongue Sorta the equivalent of a 1" button for your wrist  Wink  I'm really a big fan of elastic bracelets though - much easier to put on in the morning than those little lobster clasps  Undecided

« Last Edit: July 26, 2011 08:09:47 AM by TheSapphireMoon » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2004 10:47:50 PM »

Hi katecygnar,
I am new here. I love your "Reality Based American" bracelet. I should make one to relieve my political frustrations, too.  I am also a fan of stretchy bracelets. I make stretchy beaded watches.
Keep up the good work.
kate conspiracy
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2004 06:23:36 AM »

Thanks! I fixed it up a bit, I bought actual spacer beads instead of just using jump rings and glued the ends into a long spacer bead. Much more "finished" look now.

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Tips to Properly Childproof Your Home
How To Make Frozen Aloe Cubes Perfect For Sunburns
Hot Cars and Kids Are a Recipe for Disaster
Getting Prepared for Hurricane Season
Preparing for Natural Disasters in the Plains
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Clever Containers for Cuttings
September 30, 2015 Featured Projects
Spotlight on: Spiral Veggies Recipes

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.