Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tuesday Tidbits - Re-worked Rings & Things Blog Partner Design

I mentioned in the post last week about using the "M - Moments" charm that I wasn't quite satisfied with how it turned out. The other night I sat down and re-worked it. I'm now much more pleased:

I've moved the second gear to the same side as the first and used two large faceted carnelian stones with a couple additional CRYSTALLIZED™ Swarovski Elements Red Magma bicones to the other side. It's still got balance but the effect is definitely asymmetrical. To close the chain I turned the large 'spinner' into a toggle to go through the gear - may need to use a smaller spinner, though. The copper "M" Moments Muse Token and spinners that were part of the package Rings & Things sent, the rest of the items were in my stash. Gears came from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology collection.

I made a bracelet that sort of coordinates, but I'm thinking about using more copper gears and the carnelian to make one that's more in line with this design.

Speaking of bracelets, come back tomorrow to see the bracelet frenzy part 2 post!

FTC compliance disclosure notice of material connections: All items referenced in this post were personally purchased, with the exception of the Idea-ology Muse Token & Idea-ology spinner, which were provided by Rings & Things as a promotional gift in exchange for my design ideas and/or review of the product.

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Blogger Dave Robertson said...

Like a well-oiled machine, er, a finely-tuned movement! That is to say, you've lent a balance to the components that shows each to good advantage...

:) Dave
at Rings & Things

November 17, 2009 at 7:33 AM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Thanks, Dave!

November 17, 2009 at 8:05 AM  
Blogger Wendy T. Gibson said...

Oh, we both used the watch hands as toggles! I swear I didn't come here till after I made mine! lol

The Tim Holtz stuff makes cool components for jewllery alright! Nice necklace!

November 18, 2009 at 8:35 AM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Definitely a case of great minds thinking alike, Wendy! And when you see what I'd decided to do with the corner piece, you'll smile.

November 18, 2009 at 9:01 AM  

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