This came out of NOWHERE. I realized early this afternoon that I was finished all of the work I’d put out for myself for this show. Now what?! I looked around aimlessly for a little while and decided to take my older pieces and start marking them down for the sale box. In the middle of the pile was a single bracelet, an old design I haven’t tried for years.
I tossed aside the older work and started working on bracelets!
I tried two in the old style but really didn’t care for how they were working out, so I tried something new – a 4-strand braid.
I’ve had the 4-strand braid on my mind for a while as the next possible tutorial – it’s really useful for wrapping large, flat stones such as agate slices – but it suddenly occurred to me that it might work really well as the basis for a bracelet, especially if I hammered it. The first couple were a little wobbly but I got into the groove pretty quickly and voila! Lovin’ it!
What do you think?