Thursday, December 29, 2011

Call It Finished or Call It Crazy

Here we are again. Same project... different result. I had two excellent comments with suggestions for this monster. Cat suggested doing spirals at the ends and bending them over. Pearl suggested adding more tubes. Both excellent ideas. I decided to follow Cat's idea first because it would be easier and faster (assuming it worked).  I really didn't want to make more tubes (then).

Well, it worked. Thank you, Cat.

Who knew that making spirals was easier than a simple loop? Not I, that's for sure! But it was. I've never made spirals before and consider these acceptable and actually pretty cool! (That last comment was for my friend Kristen.)

So I am done with this. Finally. It only took about a year. But now I kind of want to make something else with tubes. Something different but still with tubular beads. We'll see.

I have a folder on my desktop that entitled "Make Now."  I put patterns & things in there that I really, really love and want to make. Sadly, way more is going into the folder than coming out. I also have a folder labelled "Bangles" and it has a dozen or more patterns or photos of things that inspire me to bangle some more.  Time to revisit these and set some priorities. I'll keep you posted. 

BTW,  I should have credited the book Bead Tube Jewelry by Nancy Zellers as the inspiration for this bracelet. I love that book and wouldn't ever have thought of this without it.

7 comments:

Kristen said...

Funny funny girl!!!! <3

Therese's Treasures said...

Sally, The bracelet turned out very pretty I love all of the colors it is so bright and cheerful. I know what you mean about more going into a folder than coming out I have one of those folders on my desk top too. Here's to getting more projects done in 2012.
Therese

Cat said...
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Cat said...

That looks really good! I'm glad to know that it worked out. YAY!

I wrote a post on how to make peyoye tubes look a little different here, http://www.meowtalk.blogspot.com/2011/12/i-won-something.html

If you still want to play with tubes, maybe you can make these and work them into something. I'm thinking of trying to do a Pandora-style bracelet with them.

Shirley said...

Sally, I love your end result! I think the spirals look great too. Glad you did them, cause I couldn't really visualize it when she said that. I did a very simple peyote tube necklace, with about 5 tubes in very subtle colors of grey, silver, and hematite, with little silver spacers on the ends of the tubes, and blue goldstone beads finishing the rest of it. I really, really like it, and wear it a lot.

Donna@soakinginmustard.com said...

This is lovely, colorful and fun! I can't tell size of individual "beads" but think you are being waaay too hard on yourself about wire wrapping skills. (((hugs))) Donna

My Life Under the Bus said...

Love how that came out! I have a couple bangles in my "to do pile" too I need to get myself in gear!

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