I came up with this X pattern when playing around with my beads and thought, "Aah-ha, this will be great!
So I put several Xs together and there it was...a beautiful bracelet! However, when I put this bracelet on, it collapsed in upon itself. So I moped around for a day and dreamed about how to "fix" it. Hey sometimes it works! Don't laugh! It definitely worked this time. With the addition of several 3 bead bridges stragetically placed between the motifs, no longer did the bracelet collapse! So now I have a new design!
|Look carefully between the center motif and the end motifs. Notice there are no connecting bridge beads. This bracelet collasped!|
|Compare this photo to the one above and notice the connecting bridge beads that keep this bracelet from collapsing!|
But did I stop there....NO! I had to see what would happen if I changed the direction of the Xs, and another design was developed!
|Notice that now the connecting bridge beads are in a different place. Yes, I had to add them here to keep this bracelet's structure!|
I am in the process of writing an instruction packet for this new design. I call it Morning Dew. There are 3 bracelet possiblities and a pair of earrings included!