Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Another bib necklace!

I am sorry I haven't been around lately. I am getting ready for my classes at the Cabin Fever Clay fest.
It is now open to day visitors, so if you live in the area of Laurel, Maryland or surrounding areas and you want to take a few classes, this would be a good place to do it.
I will try to keep you up on what is going on while I am away.

Here is another way to use the Hoarders Closet bib finding. It is such a fun and versatile finding to play with. The brass ones can even be drilled.
Check it out here:

This is yet another way to use the bib finding.
Brass or silver bib finding 
24 gauge brass of non-tarnish silver Artistic wire
Spool of tiny gold chain or silver chain
Assorted beads, chain, and findings
Flush cutters
Chain nose pliers

Thread the 24 gauge wire into the loop on one side of the bib finding.
Bend a small bit over and twist the wire together.

I am going to use a mix of red, black, and white beads, glass, polymer clay, and some chain.

String on a few of your beads. I am using some of the smaller ones on the ends.

Pull the beads back and the wrap the wire around the end of the finding a couple of times.

Like so.

Push a couple of beads down the wire.
How many you use is up to you and how big the beads are.

Wrap the wire around a couple of times again and then push more beads down and wrap again.

I took the wire and wrapped it around the big black bead and the under.

I just keep adding more beads and wrapping.

This is not something that has to be perfect.
Here I am stringing some of the small chain on to the wire.

String on some more beads. Add some more loops of wire. Add some more chain.
You get the idea.

I haven't had time to finish this, but you get the idea

Now go have fun and make something.


  1. So excited ... just signed up for your classes next month at Friday Harbor. Looking forward to seeing you again. And Meredith of course, too.

  2. Wooooooooooowhooooooooooo.
    I am excited to see you too!!
    Like old times, YAY!!
    Thank you!

  3. This is very cool, think you could even do a bracelet this way too. You are one of the most creative people I know. I went to vote for your blog and seen that you took 48th. That is awesome considering just how many blogs there are out there. Kudos to you!



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