Saturday, July 23, 2011

One more piece using hardware finds

Hi all,
Here is one more piece using hardware finds.  I need a piece of man jewelry to give to my cousin's husband this coming week when I'm at their place in Texas.  So after viewing Kinga's blog: Crimson Frog, were she was featuring a sister and brother team Lizzie and Thomas McDonnell, and seeing Thomas' piece I got inspired.

My Mom has a box with bend full of nuts, bolts, screws, and washers ,that she did not mention to me while I was searching the hardware store for items to make jewelry with, Oh well it's all good, anyway getting back to the subject.  I got this idea to make a man's bracelet using nuts and washers, so I got the supplies together. The above picture is what I came up with, but something was just not quite right about it...

I went back to the work table and got the copper washers back out and took one folded the loop, that was what I hooked the clasp to, around the washer wired it closed and that was just what was needed now I'm satisfied with the design.

I'm not going to submit this design to Kinga's blog, because I have already submitted once and that is good enough, I just had to go with my inspiration and wanted to share it with Y'all.

Happy beading Y'all


  1. What a great bracelet for a guy!

  2. HI,THERESA:-)
    This is ABSOLUTELY fantastic man's bracelet and a funny idea too.It allows to recognize whom the owner is by profession,or what he concerns:-)
    This is the very nice accent in this sad day.I smiled sincerely :-)
    Thank You!

  3. LOL what's the chances of us both making jewelry out of hardware on the same day??? I love this!

  4. loving this, what a neat piece to wear, very clever... :)

  5. Wow Im not kidding is this ever a really neat and cute bracelet! I took a double take. I love it!!!

  6. Therese, This is awesome:)) The closure on this bracelet is so very neat, and how it just goes well with the rest of the very masculine design! Wow! Way cool!

  7. I love how simple and clean this design is. It's utilitarian and lovely, and something I would wear like every day. Its heaviness must feel wonderful on the wrist!

  8. This is very cool! My older son would probably wear something like this. I have a design idea involving washers. You have inspired me to actually dig up the stuff and actually give it a try.

  9. I have been wanting to make something for my boyfriend so that he could "advertise" for me also. Thank for the great idea! I like the fact that it is definitely male with out being gaudy like some I have seen. Great work. You say you have not been doing this long?.....hmmmmmmmmmm, lol, just kidding, looks like you have been doing this kind of stuff for a long time.....haven't seen anything from you that looked like it came from a beginner. Keep it up Girl!!!