Therese and Christine once again thanks for
I found Debbie first and decided the Fish Braid Bracelet looked easy enough....I didn't have the
colors that I wanted so I used size 11's and practiced with the pattern until I could go get the 8's I needed......they ended up shrinking on me by the time I finished the embellishments so I tried to pawn them off on Marla for Trinity's small wrists....I never could come up with colors I was really happy with so I just kept making the ropes as we drove.....now I have lots of practice pieces.....in the end I decided that it might be a little bulky for what I like to wear. I chose one strand I liked and added the copper beads for a little more color and then finished it off with what else but a spoon!! I made a "hook and eye" type of closure for both out of 18 ga wire....I will have to see how it works ...I have worn it around the house and it seems to be working! A little tricky to get hooked but, that is what husbands are for if needed!!
This one I just finished of with a button....
While searching for something to bead I also ran across James at Monomint. I found a pattern I just had to have.......then I asked his help in locating a RAW pattern of his...bless him he sent me a very nice tutorial on how to do RAW and then a RAW bracelet pattern....I know Therese's pocketbook is so happy I found him!! I said forget the RAW I just needed to make this necklace!
Do I get points for going back to the last challenge and learning that stitch?
I tried to talk the sales person at the Memphis Bead Show into saying that this was a RAW pattern......she laughed and said only the beginning......she was no help!!! I got the experience of using 2 needles..... oh I fell in love with these and have been having too much fun coming up with color combinations.....I really need to get back to my spoon orders.......yikes!!
I can't wait to see what everyone has been up to!
Oh my I really do think I have caught the beading bug.........
Therese Frank and Christine Altmiller
Kim Hora (you are here)