|Barracuda ring set on Etsy from Evidence Jewelry|
Alright, somehow I got all obsessed with black manicures, pointed, nails, and knuckle rings. I want bad ass hands that look like this. I thought I could start simple enough with some DIY chevron rings. I followed this tutorial from A Pair and A Spare.
|Photo from A Pair and A Spare|
Her rings are nice and it seemed simple enough, but...
|Crop top, Eastern star, and bra strap added for dramatic effect|
It didn't quite work out. Ummmm, all I can say is that wire is not my friend and I think the wire I purchased was to thick for me to bend properly. I had to test my theory and I grabbed a different package of wire to see how that would work and then the wire was too thin. It was a total Goldie Locks moment (this porridge is too hot, this porridge is too cold...). I'm going to call it a fail. For one, that isn't even a V shape is it? Aaarghh, I'm still blaming the thickness of the wire so I'll be searching for something in between the two tonight. I will conquer this! Or maybe I'll just make plain bands.
|experiments in clay|
I also got experimental with the air dry clay. Trying out some gems.
|Sized ring blanks from Etsy|
This looks promising. I have two pronged and sized handmade ring blanks from Etsy. I can't think of how to make them work hold teeth so they get clay gems. Oh, experimental times in the world of making; sometimes it gets rough.