Mini X factor bracelet

I bought some jump rings through the mail.  I guess I wasn't thinking about size, because these turned out to be tiny - 3 mm wide.  Since the jump rings I normally buy are 6mm rings, these were very cute and tiny by comparison.  However, I had no idea what to do with them!

I thought I might try using them in an X Factor Bracelet, like I made for Gordon a while back.  However, I was not going to be able to get beads through those tiny rings, so I thought I might try ribbon instead.  The effect was nice, but I will say that the satin ribbon I used was quick to snag.  Here is a close-up:
You can see it is very much like the bracelet I made before in design, but look at the size of it next to an ordinary ballpoint pen(click for full size image):
Those rings are so tiny they are more like skinny beads than findings.  If it were not for the snagging, I think it would be fun to try with a metallic gold ribbon instead of the black satin.  The multitude of rings gives it a faceted look that really sparkles!

A lot of them came in the bag - I might try them in a right angle weave.  you don't need beading needles to bead with jump rings.  I used tapestry needles with the ribbon!
Juliet Arrighi

2 comments:

E.T. said...

oooh I love this!!

Danise said...

Juliet this is really cool.So you didn't like the ribbon maybe try some rattail cord.The satin cord store has some.
http://www.satincord.com/
The bracelet reminds me of your signature you have in your posts.