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.
Then the back should look like this (really difficult to take a close up photo of something SO shiney!):
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!