I was on The Man Repeller blog today which is pretty cool, and funny (www.manrepeller.com) and I saw these super cute Lovebird Bracelets from Anarchy Street (www.anarchystreet.com) which is an American based store...and have sold out of this product :(
Struck by a sudden desperation to own it or something similar I thought, I can make one! So I did. I had a quick lunch break from work and shuffled down to Soho to a Fashion Jewellery supplier and bought... a ring, a brooch, a silver chain and some fasteners.
I chose the owl ring (£3) because...who doesn't like them? No one, exactly! They are universally adorable, and the brooch (£2.50) seemed to go with it and remind me of feathers so I opted for that one. The plain chain was £2. So back at my desk and armed with my trinkets and a pair of scissors I first layed out where all the pieces would rest on my hand. (Note, if making this remember to measure when you bend your fingers too.)
Now that you have all your measurements of your chain lengths (one for the bracelet and the other to attach the ring to the brooch) get the piece for the bracelet and attach to loops on either end and the fasten them to the two edges of the brooch pin.
Depending on what type of ring you decide to buy, it will determine how you attach the chain to it, try and keep this in mind when buying the ring, or if skilled enough you could probably get away with super glueing a ring fastener somewhere. Behind the owl face and ring there was two little gaps that allowed me thread the chain in to secure it.
Now you have the fun part of attaching the ring and the bracelet together. Add another chain loop to the end of the ring chain and attach it together with one of the edges of the brooch. This creates a sort of lop sided affect which works for my peice but you may need to play about with positioning depending on what makes up your own one. Once the two are attached then BOOM! You have your very own Ringclet or Bring...or just plain old simple Ring and Bracelet.
Now I leave you with more photos of me just enjoying my new bling!
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