My finished project☺...and a tutorial review

Ok, so I showed you this earlier in the week
Well..... I finished it☺
YAY!
And it didn't take me six months☺

On the more complicated projects,
I have a tendency to
a) lose interest and set it aside
or
b) get distracted by another project 
and forget about it for a while.
Usually b☺
A few weeks ago I saw a picture of this bracelet on facebook
 with a link to the tutorial 

I bought the tutorial and
 ordered the beads and got to work.
The tutorial was very easy to follow
even for a novice beader like me.
According to the tutorial the tension on the last couple of steps
needed to be pretty tight in order for the last rows to sit right.
No matter how hard I tried I could not get it to
sit right.
I'm going to chalk that up to my lack of experience
and not the pattern, at least until I make another.
 (which I will ~ there are so many gorgeous colors of these triangle beads☺)


My solution for getting the bottom to sit right.


Tube beads☺
This keeps the last row from flipping up.


The tutorial also called for a slide closure with 2 loops,
all I had was a three looper and that was easy enough to 
adjust for.
And when it was all done it felt a little snug to me
so I re-did the closure end, I made it a little bit longer
and added a couple of the larger beads so that
that section of the bracelet didn't look all wimpy
compared to the rest.


It is a very "substantial" bracelet.


But it really is gorgeous.
And considering how complex it looks, it did work up relatively quickly.
Relatively.



It really is mind boggling to me how people 
can come up with these patterns out of the blue.
It is a real talent and this pattern is totally worth the price.


Comments

  1. Very Nice, Pat, and great ingenuity on lengthening. You're just a slice of awesome!

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  2. A substantial bracelet indeed. Gorgeous! I love the color palate and the multi-layering. WELL DONE ! ! !

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  3. Very nice art work and beautiful design really appreciate it

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  4. I love this bracelet. Is it available for sale?

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