Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Custom Bracelets

New Bracelet Photos!



If you haven't taken a look already, I wanted to share with you the dozens of bracelets I have made using silicone bands.  This is something geared towards younger kids, mostly females, but let me tell you, not all are as simple as you think.  And, when you play around with the colors and styles, these can be for the guys as well!

I know not everyone has the time or patience to learn/create these bracelets.  However, for me, it's almost like therapy.  If you'd like to purchase any, or order custom colors, please check out my Fiverr Gigs by clicking the main link here:  Exclusively on Fiverr  Please be sure to order soon if you want delivery by Christmas!  :)

Bridge Style Loom Bracelet

bridge rainbow loom

Simple Style Loom Bracelet (Buy 2)Fishtail, Double, Triple


simple rainbow loom

Starburst Style Loom Bracelet


starburst rainbow loom

Beaded Style Loom Bracelet (Buy 2) 

beaded rainbow loom

Butterfly Style Loom Bracelet


Butterfly rainbow loom

Ladder Style Loom Bracelet


ladder rainbow loom

More Simple Style Loom Bracelets-Triples
(Buy 2)

single double triple rainbow loom

Zig Zag S Pattern Style Loom Bracelet


zee rainbow loom

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Bracelets and More

If you've been following my blog posts, then you probably already know that I have ventured into new territory.  Loom bracelets, Angel earrings and more Viking Knit...

Besides the silicone bands, I also forgot to mention that I made a thick Viking Knit bracelet a couple weeks back.  It is a Trio...dark blue, black and silver.  This was new for me because I was trying out thicker wire than I am used to, plus they were different gauges AND to top it off, I didn't use my normal end-caps, but rather cement and cord findings.  But, I typically do women's bracelets and jewelry, and wanted to see if I could expand my inventory.

What do you think of this "manly" Trio?


I am not convinced I want to do another.  I used 22 and 20 gauge wire, the latter was very difficult for me to work with.  And, I was not happy waiting for the cement to dry.  I felt as if the whole thing would fall apart.  LOL  However, I wanted to do it, so I tried it.  Overall, I love the way it came out. Just didn't love the experience of making it.

As mentioned in previous posts, I also have crafted some Angel earrings.  Right now I have blue and crystal (clear) available for $5 on Fiverr.  I am not offering them on any other site.  So, listing them on Fiverr and making these earrings, both are new experiences for me.



And here are some of my loom bracelets.  I need ideas for a "brand name" so if you think of anything, please comments below.  ;-)

bridge loom bracelet



I also have a couple more styles that are not pictured here simply because I need a better camera  :-)  There are the Blossom, Butterfly and Ladder styles


Pics and more styles to come!


What my goal is with trying new things, is to find the areas that work best for me, both creatively and financially.  Use my skills and creativity to craft items that other people WANT and LOVE.  And, to be able to make a living doing something I love...but still spend time with my family as much as possible.  So, if you see me floating here and there, it's only until I find the right "fit" for me.  But, this blog will always be here so that I may share my journey and you can come along for the ride.  Maybe find something that it the perfect fit for you, too.  :)

Keep it Crafty!

~Joy~


Thursday, November 13, 2014

New Loom Bracelets

Hello Friends!

I posted the other day that I was learning to make bracelets made with silicone rubber bands, on a loom.  Well, it has been torture on my fingers tips, an occasional shot in the eye by a broken band and of course, the occasional "oh now I have to start all over again."  However, I am really enjoying this new hobby.

I am still making my Viking Knit bracelets.  However, I am enjoying the flexibility of sitting with a few supplies and relaxing for awhile after work.  Viking Knit is beautiful BUT wire isn't very forgiving.  If you make a mistake, or scrape the coloring off...or a host of other complications, you can't simply un-do your work and start over.  Nope, you have a pile of scrap metal, basically.

The silicone loom bands offer me an outlet for creative patterns, color schemes and learning something new.  However, as an income opportunity, the cost is less, and therefore the price tag will be far less as well.  So, I have put up my loom bracelets on Fiverr and will keep the Viking Knit bracelets on Etsy.  You can see the items for sale on my Etsy site, by scrolling down and clicking the banner on the right-hand side of this page.  To visit my Fiverr profile, simply go HERE.

Below are a few pictures of the styles I have been learning.




What do you think?  As always, I love to craft colorful, artistic bracelets.  Whether the material is copper wire or silicone bands.  :)

Keep It Crafty!!

Joy

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Something New Loom Bracelets

Something New:
 Loom Bracelets



I have not given up my Viking Knit bracelets.  However, I was at the craft store and my eye caught some sale items.  A loom and silicone bands.  Remembering a bracelet one of my daughter's made for me, I picked up the sale items and figured I'd try it out.  After all, I used to love making loom potholders as a young girl and I love having tons of colors to work with.

Well, a beast has been born!  LOL  I have made almost a dozen bracelets in 12 hours...and I did sleep.  Did some other things as well.  Here's just a few of the ones I have made:







I am practicing, exploring new styles and really enjoying this inexpensive hobby.  There are a few frustrations...some directions aren't very good and of course, sometimes a band breaks and you have to start over.  But, it's been fun so far and I look forward to sharing more.

You can find my bracelets on Fiverr now as well....just check out my "gigs"  :)
http://www.fiverr.com/braceletsbyjoy


The fancier stuff will remain on Etsy for now.  A new website will be coming in the future, so stay tuned!