Today begins another year of Iron Crafting. I'm always excited to participate in these challenges. This week's challenge:
"Today marks the third anniversary of Iron Craft! Yes, three years of posting crafty challenges! I know you are all trying to think of an anniversary gift for us, so this week’s challenge is based on the traditional and modern third anniversary gifts. The traditional gifts for a third anniversary are leather and the modern gifts are crystal. So, for your challenge create something using any one or more of those materials in your project. We’ll make it slightly easier and say for leather you can use leather, suede, vinyl or any leather look material, for crystal we’ll allow crystal, rhinestones, glass or beads. These materials do not have to be the only ones used in your project, but should be a stand-out part of it."
Ooooh a toughie to start the year....
I have been slightly obsessed with tying friendship bracelets for a few years now. But I only tie two or three different versions over and over again. I decided that this challenge I would go to http://www.braceletbook.com and work on some new patterns. And of course I added some "crystals" into the designs!
I didn't get a chance to take individual photos of the blue and green one on the bottom of this picture, but here is the link to the pattern.
This one was made with 8 strands and was the easiest of the bunch. I added the pink crystals into the middle X of the pattern.
This one was back to my regular 12 strands. It turned out more polka dotty than I thought it would, but it still looks cool. I used this pattern.
And this is the one I started with and perhaps was the more difficult (mainly because I had to learn how to make something other than the chevrons I've been working on for years.) I used this pattern.
I think they turned out pretty well and the crystals definitely added my personality into these patterns.
To check out what fun 3rd anniversary gifts the Iron Crafters have come up with, please visit the Flickr Group.