Well it looks pretty enough I hear you say - where's the disaster?
The disaster struck when I tried it on!
I have never made a spiral of any kind before and it was all looking so good.
I made it just the right length - what I thought would be just the right length anyway.
Having never done this before and not really knowing how to stitch a clasp
I decided to improvise and glue the end circle of beads into metal ends to finish it off.
I think they look great BUT what I didn't account for is how much length they would add to the bracelet and it is now far too large for my wrist!
I was so excited about this piece.
I was making it for myself and I loved picking out the colours, working with the crystals, I knew exactly what I was going to wear it with.....
I feel so disheartened!
I know that I can cut one end off and unpick it and finish it again to make it my size
but after all that hard work
I just can't bring myself to hack into it with the scissors!
What a disaster!
Then again I suppose mistakes are all part of the learning process.
They say that the best way to learn to ride a bike is to fall off it a few times.
So maybe the best way to learn to bead is by your mistakes... !?