Good morning, dear readers!
Here are the final counts for the bracelet:
Begin by running needle through 8 seed beads and + to -.
ALL of the chains on this side of the bracelet begin with picking up 1 seed bead with the needle.
CH 11 - (with 3 seed beads) 11 CL + to next - and pull a long length of silk through. Note that it is easier to use a second needle on the working thread end to help with weaving the chains through.
Repeat these counts 2 more times, weaving as you go, then
CH 13 - (with 3 seed beads) 13 CL + to next -, weaving as you go.
Continue along length of bracelet until you reach the last 3 Rs.
Repeat the CH 11 counts and finish by running the needle through 8 seed beads. Tie & add a dot of jeweler's adhesive before cutting.
Add a clasp with jumprings.
I did not realize that the clasp I planned to use on this bracelet was damaged. It does not close and hold securely. After digging through my findings, I could not find another clasp of similar size- bummer. All of the other clasps I have are either way too small or too large. I'll pick up a package of clasps the next time I'm at the craft store and take an image so you can see the final bracelet.
Well, I have a fun day planned. It is time to clean out and defrost the deep freezer. Oh, joy. Still, it is a very necessary chore. Let's hope it goes quickly and I can get back to my tatting. There are a couple of projects I'm working on, so perhaps I'll have something nice to share soon. Have a great day & until tomorrow~