Monday, July 02, 2007

Bang Gals!

Bang bang bang... gals... I made bangles!! Yoo HOO! I am so thrilled with how these turned out. It is really hard to get a good pic of them but with these you get the idea. I made THIS bangle way back at Christmas time. It was just a fun way to wire up a set of beads I had. Ever since making the first one, I wanted to do a batch of them with bright beads.

For some strange reason, I never got around to making them. I think I found the idea of sitting and making "basic" beads boring. So I just avoided doing it. My mood finally clicked this morning and I decided to sit down and just go nuts making rounds. I forgot how fun rounds are!! I made 6 beads with a base of each of the six colors. So there were six red one with orange accents, lime accents, turquoise accents.... etc. Then I did the same with orange and yellow. By the end of a couple hours I had 40 or so beads. Plenty enough to make these four bangles and a fabulous pen too.

The bangles are easy to wire up. They have a 14g sterling silver core wire and then are wrapped with 20g ss. Since playing with adding coils to pens, I thought it would be extra playful to add it to the bangles. Let me know what you think!!


Kathy said...

of course you out did yourself once again. totally amazing.
They should do really well.

Anonymous said...

you twisted up a winner of an idea! Pefect summertime bling.

Crafted Gems said...

oh those bangles are fantastic and look fun


WillowLuna said...

They are so fun! Glad you found a way over the bangle-making hump.