I am making a hollow form bead bracelet. I want it to slide on the
wrist without a clasp. I want the clean look of the shapes going all
the around the wrist without a toggle or box clasp etc. (I always
fabricate my own clasps…but this time I don’t want any clasp).
I bought some 1mm Stretch Magic jewelry cord from Rio (page 398 of
their gems&findings catalog) and the crimps to hold it together. But
as I am playing with it I find if I stretch it, it is no longer 1mm,
but .78mm and longer! It appears to not come back to it’s original
dimensions. Sorta like old underpants elastic.
Since this bracelet will probably retail at apx $450 I don’t want a
piece of elastic cord in it that won’t last.
I am looking for some sexy high tech look that is also durable. Any
ideas for alternate materials?