Friday, November 23, 2012

Finally finished...Yay!!

And I couldn't be more pleased with it;~)

Aside from the hairy arm and pale skin, this photo shows the truest
color of the focal and beads.  LOVE IT!

Ok let's recap how this little lovely evolved shall we?

I told you a little while back how I had been inspired to try something new.
And this one was the second one I was working on.
(after a little mishap with the first one)
This is how it started out

I wasn't really pleased with how it was coming along, so I
reworked it a bit.

And it was slowly becoming this,
but when I got to where I was going to finish off
#1  ~ It was more choker length than bracelet length
(unless you are the Hulk)
#2 ~ I had a few cords that were just too short to work
 with for finishing.

Now, you need to know that when I decided that I wanted to try this
micro-macrame thing, I went in search of instruction.
I bought this pattern as inspiration
and I also got this book
and this book (I highly recommend this one).
One would think that if someone was just learning something for the first time
and they had the resources available (ie: books in hand)
that they would opt for a set pattern with a materials list
 including lengths of cord needed.
But NO... not his girl;~).
 Neither one of the books had a pattern that I could adapt for the
focal that I wanted to use, so I ended up winging it on the pattern,
using the books as a guide for the knotting.

By the time I got to a point where I was ready to finish my "Hulk bracelet"
I had essentially made five different bracelets with all of
 the knotting and "un" knotting and the
poor cording was beginning to show the wear and tear,
and so was my patience.
So...the scissors came out... I saved the beads,
 but everything else went in the trash.
I had been using a somewhat thicker cord in the first attempts,
so I hoped that switching to a thinner cord
(in the final version I used the C-lon cord)
would help keep it from getting so long.
It worked.

This is obviously more of a "cuff" than a bracelet and
Isn't that focal bead just Scrumptious!
It isn't a "Hulk" cuff either;~)
It is 6 1/2" with a 1" extender chain,
and it feels totally comfy on the wrist.
But what totally made my day was that I got a
"Oh... Wow... that IS nice... no wonder it took you, like 4 months, to make"
from the hubs☺