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?
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.
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!
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. 🙂
I’ll have to check out the book
You have made them very well.
Here is an example of my wife’s beading:
How to make a beaded bracelet?
Have a great day!
thank you for the link. I admire your wife’s talent and look forward to seeing more of her work.