Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I wanted to make a piece of jewelry for my husband (ya know....something that he might actually wear!). He's not one to wear jewelry but he liked the ID-type of bracelet.

I cut a piece of sterling silver sheet into a rectangle, filed the edges, texturized and then let him pick whatever he wanted stamped on the rectangle. He chose the word tonnerre which is French for thunder. Why? I haven't a clue! I was struggling with what kind of links or chain I should make or use. Then it came to me.....from Stephanie Lee's book Semi-Precious Salvage "Lives-Entwined Bracelet". Stephanie used flattened shell casings as a charm. I just took it in a different direction and made links from the casings. I attached each casing with jump rings and used a magnet clasp.

He's actually wearing it and I've been encouraged to start making more jewelry with men-in-mind.

Until then.........HAPPY BEADING!



Swati said...

So good to see you back in action. A very nice bracelet too!

moonlitfantaseas said...

Hey Kitty,
its nice to put a face to your name! I really like your husbands bracelet, you did a great job, very creative!

Kitty Durmaj said...

Thanks Norma for checking out my bracelet.

Pretty Things said...

Very cool!

Deci said...

Even my husband would like that!
I am glad to see you in the Bead Soup and am your newest follower!

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