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Topic: Land of the Lost Earring Bracelet *now a tutorial* pics to come soon  (Read 7104 times)
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« on: March 22, 2005 09:51:22 AM »

 

here is a bracelet i recently made from many earring partners whose other half had run away with the changing of the tides...or maybe in the sofa that i donated.

i included some lonely buttons too!

i worked on it for 4 hours during my Crafternooners craft group on saturday.

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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2005 01:09:49 PM »

i love that!!
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2005 02:42:19 PM »

i love it. its so interesting looking Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2005 03:04:26 PM »

thanks!

i'm going to make another one.  this one i think will be all old buttons in earthy colors.
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2005 03:17:06 PM »

I love it! what a clever idea. may I ask 1. how are they all held together? and
2. how does it close.? I guess what I'm asking for is a tute Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2005 05:03:01 PM »

1. first i took a few chains i had lying around.  one red enamel covered, one gold bar link and one antiqued silver plate.  any combination of links with plenty of loops would work fine.

2. i attached them all at both ends to lobster clasp and a larger jump ring at the other

3. i connected the three chains together at two other points to keep them strong and centered.

4. then i just started adding random broken earrings and buttons with jumprings.  making sure i closed each jump ring carefully so i wouldn't lose any items and they wouldn't snag my clothes (or skin..eeesh).  for the buttons, i wrapped some wire through them, made a loop in the back and coiled the rest of the wire around the loop for strength.  i used a jump ring to then attach to the chains.

this took quite some time to keep adding and then picking the bracelet up to plan my next move. 

occasionally attaching some items to more than one of the chains helps in stabelizing the shape of the bracelet.

i suggest getting a small sheet of foam core or maybe thick cardboard (but i think foam core would be best) and a couple of pins.  then you can attach the bracelet and voila free hands for attaching items.

you can add as much or as little.   but i added a lot to get this look.
 ideas for objects:
buttons
single earrings from a missing pair
random found objects that have a loop
old charms from childhood necklace
beads of various or single color for filler


i'll try to recreate the making and take pics to add later.
this was my first tutorial, so i hope its understandable.
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2005 05:43:06 PM »

I am so going to do that! Thanks for the idea dear  Kiss
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2005 04:26:37 AM »

THANK YOU MUCH! Grin
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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2005 08:52:00 PM »

Ooh! I love overloaded charmbracelets! Your turned out really super and is an inspiration for all the random stuff I have left in my drawers
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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2005 04:36:25 PM »

thanks!  i just got a great goodie bag of vintage plastic buttons.  i can't wait to make something out of them!
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