by Margie Meehan. (United States) Rena: Found your post on Pinterest about forming copper cuffs - what size is the wooden dowel, that you used to form your copper cuffs around? Also is there a measuring tool, that would indicate to me the gauge of my copper sheets? Thanks, Margie Meehan Margie Meehan Tipperary Fiber n Art Studio … [Read more...] about Copper Cuff Wooden Forming Tool?
Handcrafted bracelet projects and tips.
by Sandy. (Southern Wisconsin) These four clasp suggestions are for Alexa, who asked about clasps in this post: Opinions, Please - Best DIY Clasps for Bracelets? Thanks so much, Sandy, for sending in these lovely suggestions for Alexa! Sandy Swest Jewelry Designs … [Read more...] about DIY Clasp Ideas
by Alexa. What are the best styles of handmade clasps for bracelets? Update from Rena: Sandy kindly sent in four examples of DIY clasps that may work for Alexa, in this new post: DIY Clasp Ideas. Thanks so much, Sandy! :) Thank you, Alexa … [Read more...] about Opinions Please: The Best DIY Clasps for Bracelets?
by Rena Klingenberg. This leather cord wrap bracelet is popular with guys and gals. It's a comfortable style, and it can be made adjustable by adding a piece of chain to one end of the bracelet. You can add a small pendant or charm, or leave the leather wrap bracelet unadorned. Supplies: Leather cord, 102 cm (40") long. I used 2mm … [Read more...] about Leather Cord Wrap Bracelet (Tutorial)
by Lynda Carson. (Spring Valley, CA) More experimenting with leather embellishment. Using acrylic paint, antiquing stain medium, metal patina paint, and StazOn ink stamping. Added some pretty Vintaj brass findings for added spice! Lynda Carson Fresh Baked Designs … [Read more...] about Painting Leather
by Rena Klingenberg. This Fantasy Filigree Bracelet was inspired by poking through my stash of metal filigree stampings, and playing with ways to use them together. Side view of the bracelet when it's being worn: I like the opposing forces of the chunky size of the bracelet, vs. the delicate openwork on each component. Supplies: … [Read more...] about Fantasy Filigree Bracelet (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. This adjustable sliding bracelet is comfortable, versatile, and easy to make. No clasps are needed for this style. Colored leather can make these bracelets quite fabulous. And you can embellish the cord ends with beads, charms, small pendants, or whatever you like. Or to make a less fancy bracelet, just tie the knots on the … [Read more...] about Adjustable Sliding Leather Bracelet (Tutorial)
by Tracy. (Canada) I am using Stretch Magic cord to make bracelets. I want to make sure the bracelets fit most people - you know, like one size. How long of the Stretch Magic cord should I use in cm? Thanks, Tracy … [Read more...] about What Length of Stretch Magic Jewelry Cord for “One Size Fits Most” Bracelets?
by Rena Klingenberg. This chain bracelet project has a bit of hardware style, with a swivel clasp that hooks into the copper washer focal. The mixed metals I used are all antiqued (darkened) - copper, brass, and silver. Make this rugged bracelet for guys and gals. The chain is easy to size perfectly for the wearer's wrist. Supplies: … [Read more...] about Rugged Mixed Metal Chain Bracelet (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. This ankle bracelet wraps around several times, and is accented with repeating wire wrapping. The style is easy to wear, and easy make for any ankle size. And depending on the length of your cord and the style of your beads, this wrap ankle bracelet can be worn by both guys and gals. Supplies: Cord, 45" (114.3cm) … [Read more...] about Wrap Ankle Bracelet with Briolettes (Tutorial)
by Patrick P. (State Collge, PA) Forged aluminum clasp, found flange with aluminum tube rivet. Aluminum riveted forged curled-clasp with a hand forged, aluminum riveted clasp bar. Aluminum is a soft (which I knew) metal, so two of the rivets spread-out a few millimeters. This is the first time I made a clasp that was not store-bought. Of course, with … [Read more...] about Aluminum Leather Bracelet
by Rena Klingenberg. This spiral heart wire bracelet is pretty and charming. It's a simple bangle that's created with a single piece of wire. After you've made one of these, you'll be able to whip them out quickly if you want to make more of them. Supplies: Round half-hard wire, 16 gauge. Wire cutter. Cup bur / wire … [Read more...] about Spiral Heart Wire Bracelet (Tutorial)