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« on: April 20, 2008 08:41:25 AM »

I'm a teen librarian and put on programs on all kinds of fun stuff to draw teens to the library (and subvert them with books!).  A program I'm planning for the summer is based on projects from Hannah Rogge's Hardware: Jewelry from a Toolbox. (On Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Hardwear-Jewelry-Toolbox-Hannah-Rogge/dp/1584794801.)
Here are my samples:

O-ring bracelet:

I really love this.  It was totally simple to do, and it's very comfortable.  I like that it stretches and doesn't require a clasp.

S-hook bracelet:

This was much harder (I'm not sure I'll be doing it at the program) but I love the results.  It feels so elegant, yet very, very solid.

I didn't have enough hooks to go round my wrist, so a temporary solution was to attach some extra o-rings:

Thanks for looking!  I'm pretty new to jewelry, so I appreciate any comments!

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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2008 09:07:20 AM »

I love the S-ring one!  I'm thinking that some crochet would be nice around this sort of shape, maybe some of the Ss or possibly just the outside edge?  The idea is great as it is but I like a little more color.
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2008 09:30:43 AM »

Oooo love the hardware jewelry!  The S-rings look great - I like the coppery joints with the silver Ss.  Would be fun to try different sizes of the S bits - hmmmm, she says, eyeing her own toolbox.....  Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2008 11:35:11 AM »

I love the copper - but you could do pink for contrast - you know, girly and hardware. Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2008 01:20:08 PM »

The S-hook one looks more interesting visually, I'd say. Love the copper wire!

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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2008 01:36:11 PM »

i worked at hell depot for 2 years, i was always finding bits n pieces to wear or turn into a bauble of some kind...go for it, they look fun.

i'm working on the etsy thing...just gimme a minute...
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2008 02:50:30 PM »

The S-hook bracelet is awesome! I love it!

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