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!

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