Habitual Habitat of the Amy

I kept reading advice columns for how to bring sales to your etsy shop, and one thing they all said is to get a blog.

I can't say this blog has boosted my etsy sales, but it has given me yet another outlet for talking about myself, and that can't be bad--can it?

The direct link to the Etsy shop is HERE

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Christmas Bracelet #7

I made this pattern a long time ago.  It was originally intended for a mobius strip, but once I had a working pattern I realized that a) the stripes would reverse with the twist and b) this pattern does not repeat in the length of a bracelet--no way in hell it will for a much shorter mobius strip.

I realize it doesn't look all that complicated, but the boxes are floating upwards, which makes their repeat 33 beads, while the red lines repeat after only 4 beads, and you can figure out that least-common-denominator on your own, I'm content knowing that it's not within the 70-80 bead length of a bracelet.

Actually, that lack of repeat meant that I couldn't use it in a bracelet, since at first I was using snaps to close them, and to hide the snaps I liked the patterns to match up--but it wasn't going to happen with this one. Guess that's one plus to switching to box-clasps.

The deceptively simple pattern was also deceptively hard to bead.  I kept messing up; one or two mistakes per bracelet is to be expected, but with this one I needed to pick something out every five or six rows.  Crazy.

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