I’m trying to revive this poor blog, and to do so I plan on posting more entries from my phone. I’m excited because I will be able to be more spontaneous with my posts.

This post right now is going to be about my current crafty fail. Recently I’ve been having a string of craft fails, most of them involving knitting somehow, but today it involves a project that I’ve done before. A while ago I told my sister I would make her a braided bracelet with black embroidery thread, and while looking through my crafting pile of crap I found some black embroidery thread so I figured I could make her bracelet right then! I got everything together, cut the thread and started braiding. I hadn’t made one of these in a while so it took a bit for me to remember how to braid it onto the chain, but once I got it I flew through it. And then it happened.

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I ran out of thread. Noooooooo. Guess I’ll be running out to the craft store later today! In the mean time I’ll be attempting work on my next knitting project- socks- which I’ve never done before. I don’t know if this is a good idea.

I was browsing through Craftster a few days ago and saw a super cute bracelet made by fellow poster milesapart714 that she made based off a $300+ designer bracelet.  Her version was $3 and, in my opinion, much cuter.  I just knew I had to make one.  The next day I drove off to my nearest craft store and headed straight to the jewelry section.  Everyone that lives around me must have had the same idea because all of the short chains suitable for this bracelet were sold out, so I had to settle on buying a 60″ chain which was thankfully on sale!  After gathering all the materials; chain, jewelry findings, a charm and embroidery thread my total came to $7 bucks.  A little bit more expensive than milesapart714, but I now have enough materials to make a few of those bracelets and more if I really wanted to.

Here are some pictures of the making of the bracelet:

All my materials gathered up.  I used a darker silvery chain because it matches more of my stuff.

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