Last Monday I was given an assignment in my Advanced Jewelry class. We had to take a 5″ x 5″ piece of sheet metal and turn it into a bracelet. The rules were that none of the pieces could be cut away and there could be no adding. Before we could cut into the metal we had to make paper models of what we wanted it to look like.
I made three regular ones out of paper and then the last one out of Bristol board. Bristol board is easy to bend into place because of its thickness. It’s perfect for making models of projects that you plan to work on. My Bristol board model has a feather like pattern. I curved up the long pieces to give it a spiked look and I curved one section down to create the band for my wrist. The top of the cuff will go all the way up to my finger. The bottom half will go up my wrist. I can’t wait to have this project done soon so that I can share it with everyone!