I’ve been making cuffs and bracelets left and right. This beauty is the most recent one. I’ve been trying my best to combine vibes of armor, chain mail, and pretty Roman and Germanic torc styles together. The results have been getting better with each piece, particularly now that I have a bracelet mandrel.
See? My bracelets are actually wrist shaped now.
One thing I’m sick of- using dull wire cutters to make jump rings. It is really hard to cut through a stack of freshly coiled wire with dull cutters. The rings look fine after they’re hammered and put together, so I don’t have much to complain about. It’s just time consuming!
In other news, the date for Crafting Carolina is looming ever closer as I frantically make sure I have a decent stock for the booth. Of biggest concern is that I have all the psychical means to display my jewelry. I’m trying to come up with some creative solutions for that issue right now.
From the inky depths rises a cephalopod of unknown species or origin. Maybe its about you as you are of it, or maybe it’s hungry? Maybe it just wants a friend? If you wear it as a necklace, you can show it the sites around town. As an added bonus, it looks fetching.
Like many of my pieces, this necklace is designed to be reversible and versatile. Love your necklace but want to wear something more professional for the office? Simply turn the piece over and display the side with two small tentacles. Are you trapped in a conversation with someone rude or obnoxious? Turn the necklace over to display the image of an Elder God and summon its wrath to terrify or devour your opponent, enabling you to avoid potentially awkward social situations.
One of the perks of making things is being able to make trade for something you don’t have access to. Maybe it’s all that Oregon Trail play time I put in as a kid, but I love trading. Last week, I traded two bracelets (including this carnelian and brass one) for a few awesome stones I’ll to wrap, coyote teeth, a cast iron pair of scissors, and a bar of fancy soap. The pioneer in me is pleased.
If you’d like a similar bracelet but are more interested in trading something more conventional like money, check out Lapidify on Etsy.