May 17, 2011

Trying Out Aluminum

One of my biggest loves is making chainmaille. I had been coiling, sawing and tumbling my own rings. It takes time, but I loved being able to do whatever weave I wanted without having to order rings and wait for them to ship. (Different weaves require different ring sizes.)

Fast forward to today. I am back to work full time, my youngest son is involved in sports year round and I have a very old home that I am trying to maintain. The thing that fell by the wayside, besides cleaning, was chainmaille making. And I really miss it! So, I decided to try purchasing my rings. With the price of silver sky high, I tried to give aluminum a try.

My precut rings just arrived and they are beautiful!!! Keep an eye on my Zibbet shop shop to see what they become.

May 9, 2011

Root Beer Float Bead Crochet Bangle Bracelet

I picked these beads for a nice neutral bracelet and as I was crocheting it I was reminded of a root beer float. The brown beads are shiny and translucent and the cream color beads are opaque. What do you think? Does it stir any cravings in you for a trip to the local soda shop?