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« on: December 16, 2008 03:19:52 PM »

Here's the second paper clip ring I made.  I am giving to my sister for a birthday gift so I had to make "packaging" for it.  Plus it's good practice for me for when I get done with college anyway (the packaging design part...)  Cheesy


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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2008 03:24:49 PM »

The packing is really cute, so is the ring!
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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2008 06:27:23 PM »

that's just one paperclip? how did you make it so pretty? I like it and the packing is snazzy Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2008 06:42:00 PM »

 How did you do that with a paperclip?  The ring is gorgeous.
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2008 08:22:34 PM »

that's just one paperclip? how did you make it so pretty? I like it and the packing is snazzy Smiley
How did you do that with a paperclip?  The ring is gorgeous.
Well, thank you both!  To answer your questions, I ended up using about 5 or 6 paper clips.  It was hard to keep track because some of them would snap really easily when I was trying to bend them for some reason. I straightened every paper clip out flat before bending it the way I wanted.  I started with the ring shape first using two paper clips.  Here you can see what the underside of the ring looks like:

Then I took one paper clip and made a circle shape that I attached the ring part to (hope that makes sense).  Then I just started weaving and twisting the wire to make the whole thing stable and secure, adding the two beads as I went.  I hope that makes sense!  I didn't have to do much to make it look "pretty" since the paper clips are SUPER shiny to begin with and then I just made sure I chose shiny beads that reflected a lot of light and were more sheer rather than solid.  That's about it!
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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2008 01:22:01 PM »

Thanks for sharing - that's about the prettiest paper clip i've ever seen!
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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2008 10:02:41 AM »

Wowzer that ring is totally lushes!!! i want it hehe.
well done its gawjus  Smiley x
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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2009 03:27:22 PM »

Wow I just noticed that I made the Best of 2008!  Sweet!  I was totally not expecting that.
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« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2009 01:46:49 PM »

very cool!  The beads look beautiful!  Nice work.  Congratulations on best of 2008!
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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2009 05:44:02 PM »

Congrats!!

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