It took awhile to decide on this bracelet today. I'm out of 18 gauge sterling silver wire, which is a perfect weight for light components like this. Instead of coming up with another idea, I dug into my fine silver wire. It does make a sweet bracelet. Fine silver is .999 pure silver, and virtually tarnish proof.
I didn't have any fine silver jump rings in my stash, so my first task was making a bunch of jump rings. Next came the links, which are shaped with pliers and hammered on their circular edges for a rich effect.
The link design is simple but unusual enough to be noticed. The bracelet is approx. 8" long and 1/2" wide. Each link pair is 1", so it could be shortened to 7" (or in between with an extender chain.) If you'd like to see more details, click here.
As usual, I have no idea what tomorrow's project will be :)
[Oh -- if you have an extra minute and you're interested in the Columbus arts scene, take a look at this morning's post too. It talks about a new web site worth visiting, with a great local events calendar.]
3/13/2011 04:37:08 pm
I love this bracelet, Sue. It's delicate and lovely. Very fine and light looking. I think I will want one of these!
3/25/2011 08:42:17 am
Very nice design. I like the close up image. You can really see the detail.
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