Anne, who you may have talked with when you phone Rings & Things, had an inspired idea that I want to share.
Anne was asked by a customer: “I love bracelet blanks, but can I get some that are even bigger?” Her response was, “I think I can custom-make some!”
Bolo slides are the ticket. Here’s a great way to multi-purpose this otherwise kind of obscure finding! Just add basemetal link findings, which we sell by the hundreds. Finish the bracelet easily with a fold-over clasp.
Anne used a very cute link with heart pattern in the right-hand bracelet here. In the left one are plain links in antique pewter, for an even more versatile base for your glass or ceramic focal pieces. Another good-looking possibility is to use rope-pattern links (shown above, but here’s a closeup):
Hats off to Anne for her ingenuity, and for sharing this neat jewelry crafts tip with all of us!