Look! I made myself a Bracelet! Take 2…
The dragonfly bracelet is lost =o( not 2 days after I finally made matching earrings, I decided to wear it out of the house for the first time.
Witness, the absolute madness that is trying to board a train on the Yonge line during rush hour. I hate the TTC! I can’t wait til I buy my condo and am back downtown again where I can walk everywhere =o)
To return to my sordid tale: while on that horrid, sweaty, crushing, stampede to get on a train my lovely bracelet was torn from my wrist and lost forever. I discovered it missing when I got to work. I was pretty upset, to be honest, it didn’t seem fair. If I had bought it I wouldn’t care, but because I made it, it felt like someone had broken a piece of my pottery.
So…I mourned it’s loss, and have made another bracelet for me, much less expensive, less delicate and therefore less worrisome.
Here it is – very pretty, and quick and easy to make. Caribbean blue cubic swarovski beads with antique bronze filigree findings. Done. Simple. Ok, so I used a toggle clasp, but the whole thing just feels more secure than the gorgeous-but-tricky oversized dragonfly clasp of yore.
In a way, it’s just as much ‘me’ as the other one – I love filigree and I love the colour turquoise and I love antique bronze. I also don’t tend to be big on bling. That having been said, I’ll certainly be re-making a new ‘expensive’ bracelet for myself to wear on dressier occasions (with a better clasp this time!)
Cute little lantern earrings finish it off. The earrings I made for the previous bracelet are still with me, and I still love wearing them just by themselves.
Hey, speaking of how much I love turquoise, I treated myself to a gorgeous skein of TFA Blue label yarn in Mallard for my first shawl in the Travelling Woman pattern! Pics to come soon, I’ve finished the set-up rows and am ready to start the lace, this shawl moves along very quickly. Once my first shawl is out of the way I think I might finally treat myself to a skein of TFA’s Mulberry silk yarn for the next one.
it may not be the original, but it’s an adorable bracelet in it’s own right and I’m enjoying wearing it =o)