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!!


4 comments:

Kathy said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Crafted Gems said...

oh those bangles are fantastic and look fun

Caroline

WillowLuna said...

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