Really!! This bracelet took over 10 hours to make. Sure it's the first one but I can't see shaving more than 2-3 hours off over time. I did it for me as a challenge to see what I could come up with. No books, no patterns, just my brain, eyes and hands. I'm happy with the results but certainly not practical for me to make to sell.
|#28 wire, #5 double pointed knitting needles and the finished wire mesh|
|#26 wire to bind the edges. The mesh rectangle was unstable and wouldn't have supported beading without this edge.|
|Wire mesh rectangle with finished edge|
|Let the beading begin. End clasps have been added already|
|Finished bracelet; about 7 1/2" long x 2 1/2" wide|
|Gold earwires wrapped in silver with dangle to match bracelet|