Weekday mornings I watch four arts and crafts shows on OPB+ (Oregon Public Broadcasting). They range from painting to quilting, scrapbooking to crochet, and sewing to jewelry. One of these is Beads, Baubles and Jewels.
A while back I viewed an interesting project that used a large rhinestone, thin wire and a sprocket. It looked interesting to try.
Here’s a photo of a pendant she made. It is about one inch across.
There is a YouTube video of the project here.
I looked through my supplies and found that: 1) I had no sprockets – so I bought some but the store only had the mini size. 2) My rhinestones were much flatter than theirs and 3) my wire was thicker and I only had colored wire.
I soldiered on; doing the best I could with the supplies I had and came up with a ‘passable’ version. Here is my pendant:
Mine is actually about 1/2 inch across. I'd like to try this again with the proper materials but it's not worth it to me to actually go buy new product just to give it a go.
So I will have to live with this one.