I have wanted to make a necklace for a dress I will be wearing to my oldest son’s wedding in January. I had some beads already that I thought would go well with the dress, so I picked out a pattern and started making it. Part way through, I realize I don’t have enough beads, so I went looking for more. A.C. Moore Craft Store carried the brand but didn’t have any in the color I needed. But they had another color that I liked even more of the same bead, so I bought what they had and hoped to order the rest. I got a call later that day saying they could no longer get that bead. I decided that a necklace only would have to do; I didn’t have enough beads to make earrings or bracelet to go with it. I finished the necklace and showed it to my husband the next morning and put it on to give him an idea of how it would look. A few minutes later it fell off; the toggle I used was faulty. So now I am rethinking it again, maybe taking it apart and making bracelets out of it instead; keeping one and giving one.
A bit later I started thinking in another direction; I had silver colored pearls that I was thinking of trying next in the same pattern.
So I took apart the necklace that I had already completed and tried making it with the pearls, my husband said it looked too gaudy and I had to agree; sadly he was right. So I returned the pearls I had bought and started rethinking it yet again. I had decided against the bracelets, I really liked the necklace. So after searching on-line for possible matches to the beads I had taken apart from the necklace, I found the same type of bead in a slightly darker hue. I decided I will order them and make a bracelet to go with the necklace and so, I made the necklace again; but used different bicones. Hopefully when the slightly darker beads arrive, the bead won’t be too much different from the necklace and since they aren’t side by side, I doubt anyone will notice when I wear it. Or at least that is the hope. So, I remade the necklace and also made earrings to go with it.
And so the saga continues. . . .
I made the bracelet of the slightly darker hue and it’s too big; that seems to be my downfall when making bracelets, I have trouble sizing them. So, once again I am thinking of taking the bracelet apart and redoing it. As it turns out, the hue isn’t far off and like I said; I don’t think anyone would notice.
I may be so sick of this pattern by the time I am done; but for now I am thinking it really looks good when it’s completed!