When I said I wasn't a good designer, that was partly a lie. I'm not a good designer - for the most part. I think designing something beautiful takes practice and requires spending a lot of time looking at other peoples' work to find inspiration and that isn't something I'm naturally good at. With all of the beautiful work on Etsy it is not hard to find inspiration, but practice is sometimes still elusive.
That said, I did come up with these bracelets all by myself!
Actually, I'm quite proud of them. I think they're original, and more importantly, beautiful. It was one of those projects that you think of just as you're falling asleep and then you stay up all night thinking about it and can't rest until you go out and buy your materials and start crafting. That doesn't happen to me very often.
Wait that's not really correct - it happens all the time. But usually, I buy the materials, start crafting and then I'm terribly disappointed with the end result. Not this time, though. These worked out just as I envisioned them.
Unfortunately, they don't seem to sell as well as the booties. Not that the booties are flying off the shelves, but they are a bit of a hit with all of my friends now that they're of child-rearing ages. I guess I just haven't quite figured out this marketing thing yet.
And yes. I always dreamed of being a hand model.