Free Jewelry Making Design:
Our new jewelry making project for this newsletter is a new bracelet design that we call the Crazy 8 Jewelry Wire Bracelet. You can view this bracelet below.
In the past we have made similar bracelets with two loop wire components oriented with the long axis of the wire component along the axis of the bracelet. This time we have oriented the wire component with the long axis of the "Crazy 8" wire component perpendicular to the axis of the bracelet. This obviously makes a wider bracelet that may be more in vogue right now.
Because bracelets can snag on items, it is important that any bracelet design be strong. This design crosses the beginning and ending loops over the center of the Crazy 8 so that the Crazy 8 wire component is very strong and won't pull apart. We hope you like this design. We do.
Please select here, or select our picture above, to view our free instructions for making the Crazy 8 Jewelry Wire Bracelet.
Past Jewelry Making Techniques:
We maintain a techniques web page that provides links to the discussion of techniques in our prior newsletters. You can visit this web page here. Follow the links on that page to the discussion of the technique in that newsletter.
Current Jewelry Making Technique:
This month's jewelry making technique is our instructions for making many figure 8 connectors while economizing on wire. The big difference in this technique is that we do not cut the wire until the figure 8 connector is completed. Please select here for our detailed instructions on how to make many, identical figure 8 connectors while conserving wire.
Nostalgia Corner -- Some of our favorite jewelry making projects:
Our Nostalgia Corner project for this newsletter is our Double Spirals Bracelet. The reason this project was selected was because the technique for connecting the five Double Spirals wire components together into a bracelet is by using the wrapped bead link. This same technique can be used with our new jewelry project for this newsletter, the Crazy 8 Jewelry Wire Bracelet. Both bracelets are similar in that the long axis of the wire component is perpendicular to the axis of the bracelet.
Sunset in Texas:
The best sunsets happen on days with high thin clouds. Some of the clouds shown in the pictures below are cirrus clouds, which are very high altitude clouds made of ice crystals. Because the clouds are very high and thin, it allows the sun, after sunset, to shine on the bottom of the clouds. At that point the sunlight is passing through the longest path through the atmosphere and as a result, the atmosphere filters the blue and shorter wavelength colors, leaving the red and orange colors of light to reflect off the clouds. The end result is a picture like the one at bottom. This can get boring, so we will stop providing sunset pictures like these after this newsletter.
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