So here’s the thing - I really enjoyed making the other strung beaded bracelet "A Day in the Canyon". What I didn't like was working with crimps - one of the reasons I moved on from stringing. I can never seem to get a crimp I like or that I feel is secure.
I worked on this bracelet last night and was unhappy with the crimps and the closure. So today I thought how can I make a strung bracelet but use my fireline and a hand make loop closure?? I took the bracelet from last night and cut it up - I really liked the bead layout, the texture and color - I re-strung it using double fireline and made a closure with a nice wooden button I had on hand and a loop using size 8 seed beads. I went back in and reinforced the stringing a couple of times and securely fastened the closure.
I love it - no crimps and a good looking and easy to use closure. I will be making more of these beaded bracelets now that I figured out how to finish to my satisfaction.