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


Erum Tasneem 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.
The bracelet reminds me of your signature you have in your posts.