The parts came in for the bangle I have been working on. I am kind of excited. I have some re-designing to do. The holes didn't quite come out and I had to manually clear them with some pin stem wire. The bench jeweler in me loved the monotony. I also will have to alter the spacers for the knot that will need to be tied unless I use a crimp or a seamless cord.
It was hard to find stretch cord that would actually stretch and return to its original length.
I also think these parts are a little weak and I am a little worried about the sections snapping when stretched. I think I can make the entire piece a little more dynamic by applying the same workflow that I use for the laser etched enamel brooches and increasing the thickness on the interior supports. The shapes could get bigger and smaller and certain areas and be on both sides of the bracelet. I am hopping to use grasshopper and see what happens. Learning grasshopper on my own has been like learning a new language without ever hearing it.
As usual, I have WAY too much to do and not enough time to do it. I sent off new knife designs to my laser cutter. Being that it is extremely hard to solve some issues without actually cutting material, I have decided to just go ahead and keep cutting until I find a design that works. You gotta break a few eggs to make an omelet.
Anyone need some knives? Half off?
I am looking forward to a little break over thanksgiving.