For my Oct 6th appearance on Jewelry Television, Beadalon asked me to design using their 1.7mm rubber tubing, in both black and frost colors. Slender as a flower stem but very durable, the tubing is hollow which means WooHoo! You can thread through it with beading wire or Artistic Wire (less than 20g) and it cuts like buttah with a scissors, snips or craft knife. Was I a happy camper! (Y'all know I love the look of rubber in jewelry designs!)
Since lots of people ask about how ideas come about for my finished work, I'm sharing some of the constructions I played using the tubing.
|Here's how I wired the crystal-tipped tubes together so I could hang them from a pendant bail. Totally easy!|
|More multiples of tubes, wired with beading wire and crimped onto a slide multi-strand clasp. I attached a pendant bail at the center of the tubes.|
|Here's the finished pendant, using stacked turquoise donuts and a whirl of tubing wired with Artistic Wire.|