I am not a beader…just a bead lover. When I think of “beaders” I think of those amazing jewelers who can create a necklace or bracelet with hundreds of tiny beads and it turns out beautiful. They can follow or create their own instructions. They know how to start or finish a section. They know how to fix a mistake. As a bead lover, I collect all sorts of beads and most of my jewelery is a combination of stringing, wiring and the re-purposing of old pieces. My bracelet today is a pretty big achievement. Especially for someone with no actual bead training.
Lilla posted a great link on Facebook yesterday and I took it on as a challenge. She found instructions on the Bead and Button website for this bracelet. I have never made (I mean finished) a bracelet using only beads and string. I actually followed the instructions!
Excited to start I pulled out supplies last night.
My first attempts were not so hot….I admitted that starting this project at 10pm after a long day might not be a good idea.
This morning I started again. First set…..not bad. Not perfect I know, but perfect for me.
Here is my finished bracelet.