Girls, need to add some flare to your Renaissance Festival costumes? Hand Flowers are interesting and very versatile and will give your costume fantastic character. They are easy to make and inexpensive and can be whatever colors you choose. In staying with the Reniassance theme I chose colors that frequently show up in the era. Gold, mankind's all time favorite, and a richly blue.
Step 1: What You Will Need
IMPORTANT: To avoid mathematical confusion, this list is only for making one hand flower. If you wish to make two then double the materials and repeat the instructable.
60 blue 10mm aluminum jump rings*
42 gold 10mm aluminum jump rings*
At least 6 small jump rings
Lengths of matching chain
Pliers for the small jumprings
Cutters for the chain
*ring count will vary with the size of your hand flower so be sure to have extra in case you need to largen it for a proper fit.
Step 2: The Triangle
First, make what you see that is colored in the picture. Start with the single blue ring and add two gold rings to it. Continue this process adding rings one at a time until you have a triangle, seven rings across by seven rings deep.
Step 3: The Base Chain
In this step we are making the colored bracelet piece of the hand flower. Start with four blue rings in a gold ring.
Then put one gold ring through the two right blue rings making it look like the first gold ring and add two blue rings before closing. Continue this pattern until your chain is long enough to go around your wrist.
Step 4: Connect the bracelet to the triangle
Add the two together with a single row of rings. Make sure the blue rings match and are laying the same way and that your triangle is centered on the bracelet.