I was so excited, since the colors I chose were a ruby-like red and sapphire blue. Those were my wedding colors: my husband's birthstone is the ruby and mine is the sapphire. My engagement ring is adorned both stones, one on each side of the main stone. I also fell into symbolism heaven when I found out that sapphires and rubies are technically the same stone, only different colors (the two that are actually one and weddings being about two becoming one oh my goodness someone hold me I'm getting the vapors).
Then I tried to braid the thread into the chain. Key word: tried. I tried all sorts of strategies to keep it from collapsing into a mess of materials. But nothing, absolutely nothing, was working. The chain's narrow frame just didn't lend itself to this project, plain and simple.
That was when I finally cried uncle, unbraided the strings, and moved my operation to the Everett Hockey Rink. Specifically, the bleachers at the Everett Hockey Rink.
But someday -- someday -- I'm gonna make that fehcking braided bracelet.