I don’t know if I’m allowed to enter two things into the Woolhogs Made It contest or not, but I finished the bracelet that matches the Spring Headband I made for my daughter. Except… it’s a bit more than just a bracelet. It’s actually a hand-flower; so a cuff around the wrist, and then a triangle that goes down the back of the hand and is connected to a ring that goes on the middle finger. Some of you may remember a few posts ago, I talked about how my husband and I took our kids to the Renaissance Festival, and how we’re great big nerdlings and dress up every year. I have a pair of chain mail hand-flowers that I bought from the Renaissance Festival several years ago, so this was inspired by that. No pattern yet, but maybe if it’s popular I’ll sit down and write one out.
It’s not real clear in the picture – my iPhone doesn’t take the best pictures, I’m afraid – but either end is actually done with chain mail and finished off with a circular lobster clasp (I don’t know what else to call the thing, sorry. O_O). Turns out it’s a little too big on my daughter, so I’m going to revisit it tomorrow and take out some of the chain mail pieces to make it a little smaller. Actually, it’s too big on me, too, so I’m thinking that this revisiting thing is going to be interesting. ^_^
This is my hand you see here, and while the cuff is fastened on the underside of my wrist, there’s also quite a bit tucked under my arm to try and hide just how big it was on me. Still came out cute, I think, and it’s lightweight and comfortable. I think I might try to make another of these, but with beads next time instead of flowers.
So. Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions? All are welcome and appreciated!