I also have a whole lot of single-strand bracelets that I've made to sell from a bowl at shows ... and have never sold a single one in person.
Lots of 5 at a great low price available here.
Since those are adjustable bracelets made with nice beads, here's my plan: I'll add one to three strands to the original (parallel, wrapped, or braided), then secure a cluster of unbreakable/break-resistant charms, buttons, and beads to the lobster clasp so that both sides (strands and clasp) can serve as a focal element.
Some methods I'd like to try:
- Braiding some of my massive overstock of vintage pendant chain to make up a strand (this may be too stiff; we'll see).
- Strips of cloth/lace/ribbon secured to a base cord with a wrapping of fine wire, as shown in winter's Belle Armoire Jewelry.
- Leather cord -- which I've never done a thing with, ever, and feel a vague responsibility to try.
- A wirework element making up one strand.
- Interactive elements, like sliding beads and similar worry stones.
- Handmade wire chain (another Belle Armoire project I've been itching to try).
- A chain made of two-hole buttons (which shouldn't be too fragile if it's not especially load-bearing).