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« on: June 12, 2013 07:08:47 PM »

Heavily utilizing the library, encyclopedia and internet in order to take a crash course in Braille I (hopefully) beaded "it's always darkest before the dawn" into this choker/wrap bracelet.

 
Braille is pretty special for me personally so, though it took quite a few IYP swaps, I finally did something with it for the most recent round.  Smiley


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I used a calm-looking "green sea" mix as the background for the wood-colored Braille dots. They're not raised or textured, sadly, but I think they kinda look textured.  Undecided


Since this was for a swap partner and I wasn't sure if she'd need more length to wear it as a choker, I left the strings long.


Before starting I laid out the top row to make sure it wasn't too long a saying to wear. It's about 14". Each cell is separated by a column of green and each word by 2 cells of green. It took all but a dozen of the full tube of greens I began with! I think it was worth it, though.

Oh! And the button got the closure job because it reminded me of the early morning sun. Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2013 07:12:35 PM »

Amazing work! This is gorgeous! I really like how you incorporated the braille into the piece. It makes a fantastic design!  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2013 08:06:29 PM »

It was worth it!! I love how I can wear it either as a bracelet or choker. Im a little rusty on my Braille, but I can still pick out some of the letters and contractions! I love it.
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2013 05:44:57 AM »

It's a beautiful choker on its own, but extra special that you added the braille to it!
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2013 09:24:53 AM »

What a very cool idea! And it's gorgeous, to boot!
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2013 03:19:24 PM »

Thank you so much, guys!

It was worth it!! I love how I can wear it either as a bracelet or choker. Im a little rusty on my Braille, but I can still pick out some of the letters and contractions! I love it.
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