Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Fun with Rubber Rings

Hope that doesn't sound risque'!

After I started making chain, I noticed rubber rings in my favorite wholesale jewelry component catalog. I'd been using rubber tubing specifically designed for memory wire, which I liked, so I thought I'd give the rings a try.

They're so much fun to work with and the patterns I can create with them and jump ring connectors are endless. The colors are bold and whether I combine them or go monotone, the designs are always eye-catching. They come in different sizes and are so light weight, it's like wearing feathers.

I love that they're so reasonably priced and quick to work with, so I can offer them at low prices. This is costume jewelry that's fun and affordable!

Here are some examples, on ArtFire:

Mardi Gras Necklace

Rubber and stone earrings

Light as a feather green anklet

If you have a request for a particular style or color, let me know. I love to do custom work!

1 comment:

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

These pieces look great! I have been liking the punch of color the rubber rings can bring to jewelry. I have also seen them used, mixed with metal jump rings in chainmaille bracelets. They can be made to fit the wrist and because they are rubber and will stretch a bit, they can be slipped over the hand without need for a clasp!