Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Believe Bracelet

Originally uploaded by Funky Art Queen
I "Believe" I can finish this project in a manner that will be pleasing to me! I always have these ideas and without considering the project all the way through.....I begin the task. So.....here I am again.....stuck! I wanted to stamp a piece of fine silver clay with an inspiring word like this one to make a bracelet. The concept seemed an easy one. I would make a center charm with a word and two holes for the leather straps. I did that as you can see......but how to close the dang thing?

I looked at several tutorials on slip knots and sliding knots on you tube. I worked on those for a while....or I should say until I was ready to scream! LOL

I finally put it to the side until I figure out how I will close this bracelet. I may end up using some little crimp beads (probably not what they are called" that can be squeezed on to the leather straps. Then, I will add some connectors. I wanted to hang a charm off of this bracelet too. We will see what I come up with!


YorkAvenueStudio said...

Lovely Charm! I also made a leather bracelet for my son, but had trouble with the closure! I ended up making something else for him and kept the bracelet!

I ended up making a knot on one side and a loop on the other. I used the strands from the braided leather, but the knot was bulky. I found it tough to get thru the loop, but it laid nicely if I slipped the knot in from top side so it was tucked under.

I hope you find a nice closure and make more clay items to share!

Lesley Chandler said...

Well thanks Kathy! I will figure it out. Some times you just have to leave something for a while and it will come to you! Or, it turns into something else entirely!

Seavbeach Designs said...

Nice work Lesley! I'm the same way, put it away then its almost like a new creation when you bring it out!
Anise (Seavbeach)

Seavbeach Designs said...

Lesley, I am the same way! It feels like a new creation when you come back to it. Sometimes that is all you need to see it in a different light!

Anise (Seavbeach)

Lesley Chandler said...

Thanks Seavbeach, I finally learned this after a few years! LOL