Loosing my marbles, er, beads

Once more I’ve switched the focus of my hobbies. This time I left quilting to focus on beading. I found a chainmail technique that I wanted to try and thanks to the power of youtube, I even watched a few videos on how to do it.

So I gathered all the supplies and set to work. After a few false starts, I got into the groove of things and managed to make a few inches of bracelet.

Then I checked my work.

Anyone else see what’s wrong with this picture?

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Yep, smack dab in the center one of the beads fell out. Yeah me. Seems although I was to pick a bead 1-2mm smaller it fell out anyway. Guess not all beads are created equal.

Instead of unpicking the bracelet. I started again with bigger rings and snugger beads. This one isn’t as fluid as the first, but then it didn’t fall apart in the center either.

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I’m thinking this will be part of a necklace with a few steampunk charms instead of a bracelet.

Have you ever had a project not turn out the way you wanted so you used it in a different manner?

Until next time!

About Linda Andrews

Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: "What else would she write? She’s never been normal." All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion. So just how did a scientist start to write paranormal romances? What other option is there when you’re married to romantic man and live in a haunted house? If you’ve enjoyed her stories or want to share your own paranormal experience feel free to email the author at www.lindaandrews.net She’d love to hear from you.
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2 Responses to Loosing my marbles, er, beads

  1. Nikki says:

    All the time. I love making quilts, but suck at it. And then I found a book called Liberated Quiltmaking by Gwen Marston,. Her quiltmaking philosophy set me free. Small art quilts do the same thing. 🙂

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