Yay! There are now eBook versions of Hooked on Rubber Band Jewelry! Do you have a Kindle? Click the Amazon.com book link to the right to get the new Kindle eBook. For other devices go to Kobobook.com and get my eBook there.
Look at this cool new product from the Netherlands! They are called Sticker Charms and are really fun and easy to use. Sticker Charms come on a sticker sheet. You choose your front color and your back color and then you stick them together. They look really great when you are finished! Thank you JEJE Produkt for SO MUCH FUN! These are available in the Netherlands, Japan and hopefully soon in the USA. I will update when I have specific points of purchase.
For now, you can purchase the charms through JEJE Produkt’s website: www.jejeprodukt.nl
This link will take you right to their shop to order charms: http://www.jejeshop.nl/producten/?selectie=153
In this post I will show you how to put on jewelry clasps to any design. Just follow these easy steps to take your designs to the next level!!
The first step is to get your materials. You will need 2 jewelry pliers, 2 open jump rings, jewelry clap set and the necklace or bracelet you are putting the findings on. You can find all theses things at your local craft store. **Note: When finishing bracelets DO NOT use magnetic clasps as the magnets are not strong enough to keep the bracelet on when it is rubbed or stretched and your bracelet will fall off.**
Get your project and an open jump ring. Open the jump ring by taking both your jewelry pliers and twisting the jump ring open. See this youtube video for specific instructions. Insert your jump ring trough the last loops that are on your hook or the loops in your S-clip. **Tip: When you insert your jump ring through the loops you can leave the S-clip on until you close the ring so then you don’t lose your work when you try to close the jump ring. (See below.)**
Now put the clasp of your choice (you can use either end) on the jump ring. **Note: You can use either side of the clap on either end of the jewelry, but I like to plan which side I want to be in my right hand when I am putting the jewelry on.**
Finally, repeat the last 3 steps above with the other half of the clasp on the other end of your bracelet or neckelace.
I opened up a new page called Adult Variations! There you will find some more mature-looking design variations of the patterns in Hooked on Rubber Band Jewelry. Just go to the top bar below the Strawberries picture on this page then click Adult Variations. It’s that easy. I hope this page inspires you!
Have fun banding!!