I always get so caught up in projects that I never take work in progress shots. But one of the things I've been making myself try to do is take things in stages and take breaks in between, because as I age my body isn't as forgiving as it used to be. 10 years ago I could sit at the dining room table and wrap wire for 4 hours straight, but nowadays my neck and back get cranky with me, and let's not talk about how the wrists end up feeling.
I'm making this bracelet to donate to a charity auction later this year. Much later - the auction isn't until November. But the muse is standing behind me with a gun to my head, saying "YOU MUST MAKE THIS NOW!" so I am being an obliging craftsperson. (Last sentence inspired by this mug from awesome author Jim Hines.)
I love making these bracelets, but the suck up the silver like nobody's business. There's 43 links to the length of box chain I am using, and there are 6 beads per link on the chain. That adds up to 258 headpins. But they look so pretty!
You can see here how I set things up, assembly-line fashion, when I'm making one of these pieces. It makes things flow nicely and satisfies my obsessive compulsive tendencies.
Here's a couple examples of it will look when finished: