Curved Tube Bracelets

by Charlotte Smith.
(Durham, North Carolina USA)

Two stand leather cord and fancy curved tube.

Two stand leather cord and fancy curved tube.

My new jewelry project is making silver plated curved tube bracelets using Swarovski crystals, gemstones, and spacers.

Made with Swarovski crystals.

Made with Swarovski crystals.

Bracelet made with small rubies

Bracelet made with small rubies

 

I am just wondering if anyone is making these bracelets, what kind they are making and if they are having luck selling them? I just started making them a couple months ago, so have sold only 3.

Charlotte Smith
Jewels By Charlotte

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  • Janice says:

    Hi Charlotte, I love your bracelets. They are very feminine and perfect for stacking for those who like to wear multiples. I, too, have made some that are similar using silver plated curved beads. I have been wearing the first one I made myself for about 12 months now and have noticed that the silver plating is almost gone on most of the beads 🙁 I think there is too much “wear” on the wrist for what has become very thin silver plating on beads these days (I bought the beads from a very well-known jewelry supplier, but have had similar loss of plating issues on other beads when they are worn close to the skin). I am going to try and find some silver filled tube beads to see what the wear factor is for them because I do love the look and have been successful in selling them. I only wish I had know they weren’t going to hold up well before I sold them!

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