I'd seen these types of bracelets at bead shows and, after examining them, figured out how to make them. I realized a couple of things. First, I really need a better mandrel to make it into a better shape. Second, I really need to find some really tiny sterling tubing to make some cute rosette rings with the tube as the shank. I think that'd be completely awesome!
I love... adore... hardware stores. There are so many things there to play with that aren't traditionally meant for jewelry construction. For instance, I found aluminum and brass sheets that were already patterned. They're meant to be some kind of decoration on a cabinet, but they'll be beautiful cut out and inserted into stacked and riveted pendants. What do you think?