Friday, May 13, 2011

My First Attempt on Maggie Maggio split rings

I finally decided to try making Maggie Maggio's split rings using her YouTube video, Basically it is just a split ring made out of polymer clay. A bunch broke when I was trying to get them together because I made them too thin on the ends but all in the were easy to make with lots of possibilities. I just showed a few links and a short chain but I keep all the separate links in a bowl and mix and match how I will wear them that day.

I fussed over what kind of clasp would I use. Duh, these rings open and close to I just need to open a ring and use that as a clasp. The best part is I made bunches and bunches of them. One day I wore them as a long necklace, the next time as a short almost choker length.

I took some ideas from different clayers, one suggest using an extruder to make the starter snakes. Since I can roll an even snake, this was a life saver. Another friend mentioned how she made them more like real split rings and less spread out than Maggie's. I had better luck with them and they were easier to polish user my new power tool.

Maggie's latest take on split rings

Still Maggie has come up with another new twist on her split- now they are ruffly.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for that awesome posting. It saved MUCH time :-)


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