Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Swirly 5 Strand Spacer

Wow, 5 strands!! What was I thinking? I am sure I probably had a plan for using these spacers, but I cannot for the life of me remember what it was!! :)

I like to design weekend jewelry projects that are quick and simple, but also unique.

I don't usually tackle more than a few strands for a fun, weekend project. Don't get me wrong, I have greatly enjoyed jewelry pieces that take several days to complete and still love to design them. It gives you a great sense of accomplishment and usually makes a huge impact.

Gee, you sure would think I would remember what I had in mind!! I'm thinking this kind of forgetfulness occurred at the same time I had to start holding things at arm's length to read...

On the flip side, it's like discovering a new treasure!! Now I get to come up with a new idea!

So, just off the top of my head, I'm thinking it might be interesting to use these two spacers as a left and right sides of a focal piece for a bracelet. Possibly knotting on some hemp cord or beading wire. Beading wire would be fun to use for some criss cross patterns in crystals in between the spacers. Hmm, that does sound like fun!

I just had a vision of those pot holders you make as a kid that involve criss crossing loops of fabric over prongs on a square frame. STRING ART!

I'd love to hear your ideas for this too! Have a good one!!

8 comments:

Dawno said...

Make earrings! Dangle something(s) thru the middle 3 and attach to earwire with the two ends...

:-D How come I can come up with an idea for *your* stuff and I've sat here all night unable to come up with anything of my own?? *sigh*

Zu said...

Dear Lisa, I am thrilled about your offer! :)) I would be very very happy if you posted about me some Friday :) Thank you!

JustATish said...

i am right there with Dawno - earrings was the first thing to come to mind.

Great minds!! can't wait to see what you do with them

flyingbeader said...

Now Lisa, you know I'm a doll maker so the first thing I thought when I saw these was "an awesome belt"! Hey are you going to the garage sell at 1 Stop on Saturday? I'm planning on going. dot

Silver Surfer said...

I will await with bated breath to see just what you come up with.

Kokopelli said...

I've seen people making memory wire cuffs with them.

mag said...

I am probably late for this and you have finished designing with this.
You could string 7 strings of seed beads separated by these spacers.
It will look beautiful.

Mag said...

i meant 5 strings! sorry