Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I made some new bracelets! I created the porcelain pieces a little while ago, not really having a true purpose in mind. Mostly I was just playing around with my fun little rubber tipped texture tool, making tiny stipple dots all over the place. Then I found myself with a pile of interesting focal pieces and the bracelet kind of fell into place from there.

They really couldn't be much simpler. I took some leather and riveted a loop on either end with these cool star rivets (love those!). And then I fashioned a hook style clasp from heavy copper wire. A little hammering, a little twisting, a little bending and ta-da! Bracelet!

And as you can see from my Sears and Roebuck catalog pose, it looks pretty darn cool. I wore one around all day just to make sure that it does its job as a bracelet and....it does! It's hired! I'll be listing a few of these in the shop momentarily.

On another topic... if you've ever had a burning desire to learn a little bit more about me and my jewelry business hop on over the Beads of Clay blog to read an interview with me. Don't worry, it's fairly short and painless. And then you can go back to eating that giant chocolate cherry muffin.
Oh wait.... that's me.

14 comments:

Libby Leuchtman said...

Really cool idea, but you had me at the "Sears and Roebuck catalog pose" line, that made my day. Snort.

Lorelei said...

OUTSTANDING!! might need one for myself. love it!! you rock!!

SummersStudio said...

That is a fantastic idea!

Round Rabbit said...

Thanks ladies! Glad I made you laugh, Libby!

Gardanne said...

These are wonderful, I see a magazine submission.

Spirited Earth said...

these are beautiful..

Emerald Window said...

BRILLIANT bracelets! What a clever and creative idea.
Cenya

Kella said...

I love them, they a very funky.

steufel said...

Wow - cool style. Love the leather.

Dale said...

oh wow, simplicity and beauty. These are so fabulous. Well done!

I really love your components that you make. Am now following you through my bloglines. With lovely lovely work like this, you'll be seeing me around this blog lol.

JennySchu. said...

These are super cute! I am oggling the focal piece too and was wondering if you had them for sale solo....I am always searching for awesome pieces to intergrate into my beaded jewelry.
-Jenny

missficklemedia.com said...

Love the bracelets! Love your shirt!

Alice said...

What a great idea! The dark leather really makes the focal pop.

enn ;) said...

Your blog has been recommended to us as an interviewee's favorite handmade jewelry blog!

We would like to do an interview with you about your handmade jewelry or jewelry making lessons. We'd like to introduce you to our readers who are curious to find out the "person behind the great work!"

It would just take a few minutes of your time. The interview form can be submitted online here http://www.handmade-jewelry-club.com/2010/03/show-off-your-work.html

Best regards,
Sandra
www.handmade-jewelry-club.com
www.diylessons.org