Despite having lots of work to do on my current passionflower project I allowed myself to get distracted last week. I made myself a bracelet. It was inspired by 'Crystals Across' designed by Julie Walker and published in the October 2007 'Bead and Button' magazine. I followed Julie's basic design, simplifying it in places and using my own choice of beads. I decided to use the crocuses as my inspiration for the colours - blue and green of course. As often happens the bracelet turned out very different from my imagination. In short I don't like it and will probably be 'frogged' and the beads re-used. I will wear it a couple of times before I do that. Who knows I might grow to like it after a while. I should have done some small samples of the stitch first to test the colours and textures but instead I ploughed straight in, despite what my C & G Tutor Jane has told us repeatedly.
The completed 'Crocus' bracelet.
Close up of the bracelet. I used freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystals to give it sparkle.
A vintage glass button used as a clasp.