Seeing as a few of you liked the mesh bracelet, I thought I’d try a some other mesh related experiments whilst I wait for the necessary supplies to arrive. You all sure are good motivators! It’s always good to hear your opinions so thank you.
After a fair amount of rummaging I came across some vintage skinny mesh, a much thinner and delicate version of the stretchy and thick mesh I used for the first bracelet. I did try and repeat the sailor’s knot bracelet but the result was not good! After a little clipping and twisting I changed it into a tiny knotted ring band. Still not what I had in mind but not a bad first attempt!
because I couldn’t not make a mesh tassel…
… which was quickly developed into two styles of earring and then the mandatory bow necklace
…the ends still need to be filed smooth and I may try some other bow shapes. Perhaps add this to my list of ring designs?
It will also need to go through the necessary quality checks. Quality checks can often involve me making up a sample and pulling at it as hard as I can in multiple directions. Some good things can come from this! Such as when I was trying to pull the metal ends off the rope knot bracelet, I ended up destroying everything but the connection between the metal and rope. It resulted in quite a nice looking rope tassel.
While searching for the skinny mesh, I came across some tiny vintage charms I’d forgotten about………airplane earrings anyone?
I do enjoy crafty Saturdays. I’ll keep you updated on the mesh bracelet, I’m hoping to sell them in the etsy shop once they’ve been perfected :) I’ll be having another crafting day tomorrow. I have so many incomplete bits and pieces which really need finishing, so expect a proper shop update post sometime next week!