Last But Not Least

Closing out the year, a bead braid I didn't post about yesterday. Back to the well in black and gold.

Black and Gold

Compare this braid to the one I was trying to re-create, braid 51. It looks pretty similar. It uses the same beads and the same braiding pattern. It feels very different, though. The braid is stiffer, and the tension isn't as even along the braid. I'm not sure if this is because of the different tama I used, or because of the heavier fireline on which the beadsare strung. Once I use up this 10 pound Fireline, I think I'll go back to using 8 pound.

Anyway, I probably won't post at all next week, so have a happy New Year everybody!

2009.12.25 at 12:00am EST