The Craft In Me

A blog devoted to all my crafty endeavors.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Stretch Rings - A New Obsession

I have a new obsession - making stretch rings!




























































They are incredibly easy and fun to make.


































It all started with two rings I purchased.




















This first one from Gordman's, it's so comfortable.






















See how it stretches......





















The next I purchased from Hobby Lobby.




















It was so pretty, yet seemed so simple to make, so you know I had to try it out for myself.




















Now, I experimented with two different stretchy string materials.


















The first was Stretch Magic, it's clear and has good elasticity.





































The drawbacks are that it does not securely hold a tie very well - I had to use glue to make sure the tie stayed tied.




















So, I then discovered this! Gossamer Floss!








































I believe this is exactly what was used on the rings that I purchased.


















The thread is so soft, super elastic, and it holds a secure knot that's almost unnoticeable when the ring is finished. If you're making stretch rings, this is the material you want.


















I can't stop making them, they're very addicting.




































The best thing about making stretch rings is that you don't have to be specific about sizing.



















I'm off to make more!





















Linking to...
















Whimsy Couture NightOwlCrafting


































The Girl Creative


Keeping It Simple Making


Todays Creative Blog

topsy turvy tuesdays  http://www.thethriftyhome.com


































A Little Knick Knack


Chic on a Shoestring Decorating


20 comments:

  1. Your stretchy rings are really cute! They have great patterns!

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  2. So cute! I love your fun and stretchy rings! I have been wanting to buy one..but just have not found just the right one. I might need to try this instead! Great idea!

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  3. These are Fabulous! I love when something is so easy you can make it yourself! Great Job!

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  4. I knew I would regret clicking on your post! I now feel myself inexplicably compelled to go to Hobby Lobby to make my own stretchy rings! AAAAK! A new obsession for me too! Thanks for sharing! ;)

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  5. I LOVE stretchy rings and have been wanting to make some, so THANK you for this tutorial! I tried the Stretch Magic but gave up. I can't wait to try this other brand!!! I'm a new follower who found you on Craft-O-Maniac ;)

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  6. What a fun way to make rings! I love that they still fit, even on a hot day when my fingers swell. :)

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  7. LOVE this idea! This would work great for a stretch watch too!

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  8. How cute! I will definitely be trying this soon! Where did you get your beads and glossamer floss? I would also LOVE if you would link up your project to our {{What I Made Wednesday}} linky party...it's going on now! And, I'm your newest follower! =)

    ~Briana
    sweetpeasandbb.blogspot.com

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  9. I have a stretchy ring obsession too! I love the big flashy ones. :) Can I ask where you found the beads you used in the ring all the way to the left in the first picture? I have been searching for beads like that and can't find any. Probably because I don't know what to call them! lol

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  10. Thank you so much for linking up this great craft idea! I never knew they made supplies to make such fantastic rings!

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  11. I can't believe you made all of these! They are great!

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  12. These are stunning. I can't believe you made all of these. I don't dare start this....I only recently made some stretchy bracelets and I'm hooked on those. Thanks for linking up to this week's BFF party!

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  13. I'm not sure where in the world I have been, but I have never heard of stretchy rings before...but now, I think I'm in love :) Your rings are so pretty! Can't wait to try this!!

    creativecarmella.blogspot.com

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  14. Wow, looks like lots of fun. I love rings and those are so cute! Thanks for the blog visit :)

    Dacia @ Creative Mommas

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  15. Those are SO CUTE! I love stretchy bracelets and rings, SO comfortable! Great job!

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  16. OMG- so pretty! I have been buying stretchy rings for a few weeks and think I can make prettier ones than those that are in the stores. Thanks for the how-to!

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  17. on the top photo, the ring on the far left...I've been searching everywhere for those little stringable "bars"...whatever they are called. All the rings in the stores use them. I have a bunch of vintage earings I'd love to make into rings, but I can't find that bar (or whatever it is called)anywhere.

    what is it called? and where did you get yours??

    Thanks so much!!

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  18. They are called spacers you can go to the website Fire Mountain and buy them there. JoAnn's Fabric sells the fat ones but only enough to make one ring and Hobby Lobby also sells them and you get 100 pieces in a packet...name brand for the ones at Hobby Lobby is the "Metal Beads".

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  19. I am not sure how I got to your site, but now I have you in my favorites. I have been wanting to make these strechy rings, I have about 12 or so of them, but I want to make some for my Red Hat laldies, but had no idea how to go about it. Now that I do, I am sure the RH ladies will hate to see me coming ha ha.
    Thank you so much for the info and the correct names so that I can buy the materials.

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  20. Do you have instructions on how to make the stretch rings? I am looking to start creating some. I thought it would be fun to use a cute large button or a large great looking bead and then create the stretch band. I would love to have your instructions. Can you email them to me please? kchunt@canby.com
    Many thanks! Karen :-)

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Thank you so much for your comments! :)