I could spend as much time on a site like craft fail as I do on Pinterest!! At least I'm not the only one. I have to say my failures lately haven't been that bad.
I have an excuse! I'm Still Stuck in a hotel room. We have been away from our household items Since December 6th, and spending time in hotel rooms since then. My Creativity is slim to none right now. Thankful that I have kits with instructions to keep me occupied! Even so I've had a few failures.
It's understandable, I've had far too much to think about lately.
We needed to find a place to live, and then hurry up and wait until the current tennants move out. The worry of leaving all of our household belongings with strangers to drive it across the country and store it, and all of the bad thoughts going through my head as to the condition our things will show up in.
I've been thinking about how much we have spent in hotel rooms over the last month , and how it could have been used for a wonderful all inclusive vacation to some fantastic location.
The list is endless, I keep telling myself to stop worrying about the things I can't control. It's just a lot of unknowns all at once!!!
uuugh. Soon We will be settled!!!
Ok, On to the projects that didn't work.
My last post included a necklace design from Jill Wiseman www.tapestrybeads.com. Love love love this necklace.
I had some extra supplies left over, so I decided to make a matching bracelet and just go with the flow not look at any of the instructions. Can you spot what might be wrong with this?
If you haven't guessed already, the two ends next to the clasp are two different lengths. Remember, I'm in a hotel room in a place where there aren't any bead shops close by. I ran out of # 11 seed beads LOL!! By the time I got to finishing it off, I didn't have enough seed beads left to even it out!!
I figured ok, I'll adapt it, by making the shorter end of the bracelet the end with the loop. It actually did work, and the bracelet fits nice and even on my wrist.
The second and real problem with this adaptation is the toggle I made. It's not big enough. I wore the bracelet for about 30 minutes and the thing kept falling off. I was trying to rush to get it finished. Now I'll be taking it apart, and redoing!
Here's the second project, that to me is a fail - the photo isn't the best, but it's pretty close to what it looks like in person. I thought for sure that the base gold color would look great with the Swarovski Sequins, it looks flat and just blah. It doesn't work at all, but I couldn't give up on the project, I felt the need to finish it.
This is a very pretty project that I got from Bead and Button magazine, Brilliant Crystal Jewelry 2. It's by Bonnie Mountain. The Magazine is from 2009 but can be found on Kalmbach.com Here's what it should look like:
You can purchase the individual pattern from this link
needless to say I spent about 25 bucks on the Swarovski sequins. I'll be taking mine apart and trying it with a different color background!!
We'll i'm off and back to the drawing board!! Wish me luck!