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« on: May 09, 2017 05:45:08 AM »

 This is my first time on this board! I never thought I would post here because beading looked so hard, and it was. LOL! I made this a while ago for Bunny1kenobi for her Christmas present. I figured she has seen everything in my bag o' tricks by now and I wanted to surprise her with something 100% unexpected. I bought this kit and got to work. I quickly realized I am now old. All those little beads killed my eyes. I am also the worlds slowest beader. This took me forever but it was worth it.
 Bunny1 likes dragonflies so I found this kit. I wanted to make sure it had shimmer and was basic beading and not peyote. I am not ready for peyote yet! I love the way it looks and envy it so much but it also intimidates the life out of me.
 Here is the finished bracelet.

 I added a small "thank you" charm to say thanks to her for being such a great friend.

 I added a connector chain, I think that is what its called.

 Finishing it up really stressed me because I never got the starting part right so about 3/4 of the way thru I started stressing that I wouldn't have enough left over strings to make the loop. I went on Etsy and found these neat slide on claps that did the trick and eased my mind.
 This was how I kept track of what I was doing. I would put the beads on 5 at a time. I am sure there is a much easier way but I'm a complete novice.

 Thanks for checking it out! I was so proud that I made this and excited to send it to Bunny1kenobi. She says she really likes it.
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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2017 07:47:40 AM »

Beautifully, stunningly, wonderfully done!  Rocks!
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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2017 09:14:53 AM »

It's really lovely. I applaud your bravery and your success! What a nice gift Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2017 10:37:03 AM »

How beautiful!  You did an amazing job!  I would have never guessed that this was made by a newbie!  I love the colors and the finished ends look very professional! 

By the by, I find that peyote actually works up faster than other stitches - in case you decide to try again.   Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2017 12:54:01 PM »

Wow, this rocks!
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Beautiful work. So lovely.
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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2017 05:15:32 PM »

Wow! What an amazing bracelet! All of your hard work shows; it is a remarkable piece.
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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2017 08:38:08 AM »

This turned out so well! Hopefully you'll do some more.
I love the "32ish" in the photo. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2017 12:09:20 PM »

I love this bracelet!!!

You did such an amazing and professional job! When I first got it out of the package, I thought you'd bought it. It's beautiful and perfect, and goes with everything!!  I wear it a lot, and get a lot of compliments on it, and it's a real source of pride to be able to say that my bestie made it for me.

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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2017 08:35:11 AM »

Gorgeous. Hard to believe this was your first try at beading.
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