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    G Layne AKA Gail on “Early Sunset”:
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    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Bluesy Bronze”:
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    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Blue Lagoon”:
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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Blue Lagoon”:
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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Tibetan Life”:
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    puppychick labratbecky on “Mysterious”:
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Cuff in Miniature


About this design:

The cuffs were so much fun, I decided to try it as a ring! What's really nice about this is that it is adjustable, without looking like those cheapo rings in Woolworth's!

Components:

18 ga and 28 ga wire

Additional Images:



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Violet
    Violet says:

    OOOOOooooo I LOVE this as a ring !!!!
    I bet it will be a good seller !!!
    I think it would look good with stones too !!

  2. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Thanks, Violet! I was going to put stones in it, but just hadn’t decided what yet…need tiny stones….

  3. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Awesome…I love it!!! Great job!! Straight to my faves!! :-)

  4. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    I love, love it!!! Fave!!

  5. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Gorgeous ring, Sue! :D

  6. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Thanks, Sunny, Karen, and Elaine! :D

    I’m still thinking of putting stones in it, but can’t decide what kind of stones – 4 mm might be too large to wrap into it, but I have some 3′s – does anyone have thoughts? I have some salmon shaded coral I’m thinking about, but I have other stones as well (no surprise there… ;-) )

  7. Violet
    Violet says:

    I don’t think mm is too big at all , I’d even go bigger…
    Big is really in this season…. have you seen some of the rings the
    celebraties are wearing and in the fashion mags?
    I have made a few big rings, and they have sold fast !!!
    Go for it girlfriend….!!!!!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Wow love this as a ring!

  9. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    I LIKE!!! :-)

  10. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Great ring…is it a size 7 perchance? And just where is there a Woolworth’s in this day and age? :D

  11. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Sue, this is a beautiful ring design! Great idea with or without teensy (or not so teensy ;) ) beads! :D

  12. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Thanks, Chickies! :D

    Nancy, it is close to a size 7, but flexible enough to go to a 6-1/2 or an 8. And you are right – I don’t think there are any Woolworth’s left, but I sure miss them! Especially their soda fountain…REAL vanilla cokes…sigh!

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    Oh yeah, I remember those vanilla Cokes, and root beer floats… I haven’t seen a Woolworth’s in years, but they sure were popular years ago! Sue, I love this design as a ring! Stones or no stones, I’ll bet these will sell like crazy! :D

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    What a great adaptation! I love the adjustable sizing too! I can see this with czech glass or gemstones – wonderful either way!

    LOL about Woolworths! I haven’t seen one of those in decades!

  15. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Ahhh, what a nice adjustable ring … either with or without stones is pretty! If you add stones, please post another pic for us to see. :-) SLS

  16. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    Fabulous!

  17. amkcreations aka Amanda
    amkcreations aka Amanda says:

    Very cool!

  18. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    You are all too kind! Thanks so much! :D

    Shannon, if I add stones to this one, I’ll definitely post the outcome!

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