Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Vintage Filigree Bracelet.

Taking a small break from Christmas ornaments and stockings to show you something I finished while recuperating.

This bracelet is from a Cynthia Rutledge workshop called Vintage Filigree Bracelet.

This is actually my third one. The first one I made did not fit, so my mom has it. Cynthia was gracious enough to sell me another kit so I could make one for me. I made the main bracelet part with different thread than what came in the kit. Big mistake. Big. When I got to the part where I could start working on the clasps (the fringed looking ends), beads started breaking all over the place because the thread was too thick for several passes.

So frustrating! Grr! I had to cut the entire thing apart and start over. So, I've essentially made this bracelet three times, but only have two bracelets to show for it.

Recovery update: My doctor has decided I should have at least 14 days on the antibiotic rather than seven. I always knew seven was a long shot. A girl can dream. Now this girl is dreaming that the PICC line can come out on December 26. I'm feeling really good these days. No pain at all when I'm up and about, much more energy, and generally feeling back to normal. It is still uncomfortable when Mark packs the wound left from the infection, but that's to be expected.

Here's to healing and feeling great in 2008!

4 comments:

Jenn Maruska said...

Christina, that bracelet is BEAUTIFUL!

Wow - having to undo it and start over must have been so hard. It would have been easy to just put it away and do something else... so you deserve a pat on the back for "getting back on the horse" so to speak. : )

Josh and I are cheering your recovery on and hope that you leave that infection back in 2007. Here's to a fantastic 2008 for you!!!

mdmB said...

Making three times means you can do it by heart, right? ;) That bracelet i very beautiful!
I hope the very best for you!

AJ said...

That's a gorgeous bracelet!

I'm so glad to hear that you're feeling better. I'm wishing you an eventful remainder of your recovery and all the best for the new year :)

Yazmin said...

That is such a pretty bracelet Christina. Glad you're up to doing something these days. :)