Grrrr... I don't know what it is... but something about this bracelet is bothering me. No, it isn't the fact that it broke, because I was thinking I hated it way before it broke. It just broke about 10 minutes ago when I took it's picture. (Note to self: Don't force things that don't want to bend.)
Anyway... I made the beads on Tuesday (at least I think it was Tuesday, all the days are running together). I was making some paddle style beads and had been thinking about a tutorial I saw in a new lampworking book I picked up last weekend. The book is Glass Bead Workshop and the technique is an off mandrel one for putting a hole in a bead not made on a mandrel. So, there I was making a paddle bead and I thought... "huh? I wonder what it would look like if I added a hole to the paddle!?!"
I was super excited to take them out of the kiln and I really liked my idea for linking them together. It went together super easy... I even like how it feels and lays on my wrist.
There is just something about it... I don't know. Maybe it is the colors... maybe it is the size of the wire I used... maybe it is that Lauren kept saying the beads looked like fish... I don't know... I can't put my finger on it.
Wanna know a secret? I think I am actually glad it broke.