Trying to jump-start my creativity, I got out some silver plated jump rings and the large sized silver plate Beadalon Quick Link connectors
. It only took a few minutes to make a basic bracelet with those.
Beadalon also makes an EZ Lobster
, a quick close lobster claw - again, you just pinch the open end closed over the jump ring to attach.
This made the base bracelet fast and easy to assemble. The jump rings needed a little wiggling to get closed, but otherwise it is just connect and pinch. I'd say you could make a bracelet in 15 minutes or less, but I neglected to time it. The bracelet base used 12-6mm jump rings and 11 connectors for about 7" length.
Then I started adding beads either directly on to jump rings or with simple loops made from head pins.
And this is what the finished bracelet looks like flat -
And hanging on a wrist -
I just got a package from Rings & Things
full of Soft Flex Trios
, and I'll be playing with them tonight and reviewing them my Thursday Reviews & Interviews post.
Labels: Beadalon, beaded badge lanyard, bracelet, Dawno, fast and easy, ID lanyard, jewelry lanyard, Mid-week Mutterings, Quick Links