I don't wear bracelets, as a result I rarely make them. This is my second attempt at a bangle.
I also made a complimentary pendant with scrap clay, wire and beads. I don't think I could live without scraps!!
In order in reinforce the bracelet I started with 3 rings of 18 gauge wire.
Then I condition scrap clay and wrapped it around the wire. I wasn't trying to be neat as I wanted the bracelet clunky. I did make sure the wire was covered and there was no air pockets.
Next I made a red Skinner blend cane and used slices to completely cover the clay.
After smoothing the cane slices with an acrylic rod I used a cherry tomato mesh bag to texture the clay.
I save all the mesh bags veggies come in, they create interesting designs. I think this one looks like reptile skin. I blogged about using mesh bags a few years ago, here is the link Mesh Bags Textures
Here's how it looks after curing.
I had the end scraps from the Skinner blend cane and some odds and ends from another project so I made a couple beads.
I added wire and beads to the one on the left and made a pendant to wear with the bracelet.
Here is the back side.
I will add wire and beads to the other scrap bead this evening and will post photos next time.
Thats it for today. If you have questions or comments, I will do my best to answer.
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