My sister and I had the rare opportunity of a visit just the two of us. We planned knitting (of course) and a new craft project. I had most of the supplies to make the popular leather wrap bracelets.
We made a trip to the local bead store; of course I left the instructions at home. We winged it as is our way.
tutorial video, after we saw her set it up and work a bead or two we got antsy to start and began. We were just so excited. This less than thorough viewing of the instructions caught up with me later.
It appears that I selectively watch video instructions much the way I selectively read written patterns. When I was nearly done and taking a break, I decided to skim the directions. It turns out that every 10 beads or so you are supposed to apply a little glue.
We both finished our bracelets which was hugely satisfying. We have enough beads left to swap colors and each make another bracelet. Being sisters, of course I like her bracelet better.
After making our bracelets, we realized that this pattern could be applied to any size bead and leather. The bracelet pictured above is one of Nancy's long-time favorites. Now she has the know-how to recreate it. She, like me, never leaves well enough alone.