I've mentioned before that I often do little mini workshops for my local Brandeis Womens club chapter.
They count on me for innovative ideas....and yesterday we made bracelets. I had a total, throughout the day, of 15 ladies (and 6 the month before) who had never even known what a jump ring was before yesterday !!
and they turned out to be terrific group !
Of course it helps to have the proper tools and I am in LOVE with the Vintaj flat nose & round nose pliers and their cutters.
I had enough supplies for everyone including felt mats to work on.
I bought the beautiful pinkish pearls at CJS Sales in NYC and the chain I bought on a spool from Michaels Craft store.
I pre-made all the pearls so they would dangle. Took me a month. I used the Vintaj one step looper ...a Godsend ! (now comes with a turquoise handle!)
Everyone had a kit with 12 pearls, 3 charms, a large lobster closure, chain and plenty of jumprings to put on their bracelets..... that's why it took me over a month.
I showed them samples of what the finished bracelet would look like.
and they took off from there
When we finished I showed them examples of what a tiny little jump ring could accomplish when you want to get fancy-schmancy!
VERY GOOD JOB LADIES !!
WHAT SHOULD WE MAKE NEXT!!!???