The big problem came when I tried to finish up my crocheted bracelet. Ouch. Every crochet stitch involved that cut finger and not just that finger, but exactly where that cut was. Did I say ouch?
Ah well. I persevered and came up with this little baby. The crochet method for this bracelet was inspired by a tutorial on CraftStylish by Cheri Dowd. She does a fantastic tutorial, complete with step-by-step photos. Check it out here.
I used a black wire this time (obviously) but lost the wrapping so I'm not sure of the gauge. I would guess that it is about a 26. The trickiest part was attaching the little florettes together. I tried a few methods that didn't work well and then settled on feeding the black wire a couple of times through rosette A and then crossing over to rosette B and again feeding the wire through a couple of times to reinforce it. It worked okay but gives a bit of a stiff presentation to the bracelet.
I really like the black wire with the turquoise bead combo and had two rosettes leftover, so I made stud earrings. They aren't identical but close enough once they're in your ears I think.
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