UPDATE: a kit in the mail is available for this project - see THIS POST.
Wow.. WAY too fun! I
usually, almost always, ok, ALWAYS get really excited about any new project I'm working on ... I'd been noticing the Build A Brad bracelets on other stampers blogs and was anxious to try them out, but most of them used jump rings between each Build a Brad and I thought that sounded like a lot of work (and not so easy with my pathetic eyesight). So, as I was explaining this idea to my partner in crime friend, Sharon, she suggested looking for some chain that we could just attach the Build A Brad directly to!! VOILA.. Sharon you are BRILLIANT! :)
So.. here is the saga (and a few tips for assembly) of my Build a Brad bracelets.. enjoy! :)
Below: a finished "Cutie Pie" Build A Brad bracelet, with the chain ready for bracelet #2. I've got my Build A Brads ready to go (center of photo)....
After you have made your brads, put the legs through one of the links of chain, and spread the legs apart:
Then using needle nose jewelry plyers, tuck each leg under the ring of the chain and "crimp" it down to secure it in place.
Close up of the right side. I alternated Rhinestone brads with Build A Brads on the Cutie Pie bracelet. Have you guessed what I used for the 2nd bracelet??
Answer: I used the Lucky Star Accents & Elements tin for the 1/2" circles in the Build A Brads on bracelet #2 !!
Here is a close up of the chain packaging.. purchased at Michaels:
OK... so then... I couldn't leave the 2nd bracelet alone... I HAD to add some fun bangles that I got at Michaels yesterday... I love it !
Whew... does that get an award for longest blog post? LOL
Have A GREAT weekend everyone.. Happy Mother's day to all the moms out there... and Happy Blog-O-Versary to me on Sunday.. it's my one year anniversary of having a blog!! yahooo! Check back tomorrow if you are interested in my weekend anniversary SPECIAL!