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Friday, May 3, 2013

Joined ring and bracelet tutorial

 To begin this project I chose a double snake stamping and using a rawhide mallet formed the brass to the bracelet mandrel.
 Next I used this new tool from http://www.bsueboutiques.com/ to punch holes and then to set rivets.
 I removed two links from the book chain http://www.bsueboutiques.com/item/Fancy-Book-Chain-Antique-Brass-5-x-7mm-11218
and pierced the opened flat links.
 These were riveted to the snakes tail using semi tube rivets. The chain was slipped over the flat link and the link was bent with chain nose pliers to secure the link.
I added a large jump ring with two small ones around both the snakes necks and the big ring.

 Two more large rings were added with small patterned rings to complete the link to the ring.
 The shank http://www.bsueboutiques.com/item/Pierced-Floral-Vintage-Style-Ring-Base-Shank-5213 was pierced with the Beadsmith tool as was the rabbit. I riveted a bead cap onto the back of the rabbit and folded the leaves up around the rabbits body . The rabbit was then riveted to the ring shank.
 Using the last of the bead caps arms I trapped the large ring.
This the completes the snakes and rabbit ring and bracelet set. It is offered for sale at my ETSY shop. https://www.etsy.com/listing/150170512/slave-bracelet-in-brass-two-snakes-chase

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