and it’s a wrap, folks

I happened upon this bracelet in a recent purchase of a random bag of beads from someone on Facebook. In between the silver bands it had a big horrible metal sticky-up thing with a plastic pearl stuck on top. I asked Andrew to remove it, knowing he’d have some sort of tool perfect for the job (his double garage is more of a workshop, it’s fabulous).

The cream fake-snake stuff was coming apart on the inside but I liked the shape and I really liked the metal clasp. I decided Something Could Be Done With It.

And so – after some wrapping using craft glue, strands of DMC embroidery cotton and some silver Madeira ribbon, and with the clever manipulation of a toothpick (so as not to get glue all over my hands and the desk – I have something rather attractive and wearable. I’m quite pleased with how it turned out. #colourmehappy
Stay safe and sane out there, everyone :)

21 thoughts on “and it’s a wrap, folks

  1. katechiconi

    Very, very clever and pretty! I see what you mean about the clasp, it totally makes what would have otherwise been just a nasty bit of tat. Absolutely worth rescuing.

      1. katechiconi

        As much as I can, but I do still need to stand at the kitchen counter a fair bit, which is still pretty painful… Only patience and time will fix it though, so I might as well get used to it!

    1. Nice Piece of Work Post author

      For some weird reason, this comment of yours (and others) ended up in my spam folder, I’ve only just seen it now. Don’t know what’s going on with WordPress but it’s jolly annoying. Thanks for your comment, sorry it took me so long to find it :)

      1. Going Batty in Wales

        These very clever machines and servers are too clever by half sometimes! they have minds of their own and perverse ones at that.

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