I made a bracelet similar to this one back in October of 2007 for myself called Purple Haze. Then in December I went to my Grandpa T's 80th birthday party in Arizona and all of my aunts just loved it and now I have been asked to make them each one. I ended up giving the one I had to my Aunt Mari and this next one I made for my Aunt Debi. She had told me that she wanted one just like the one I gave to Mari, but I hate making the same thing twice. Also I've made a few improvements that I like better on this one. One of the main changes is the color scheme. The Purple Haze bracelet consisted of purple, brown, and copper and this one has purple, grey, blue and silver instead. While I liked the original color scheme I just wanted to try these colors out and see if they worked just as well. Which I think they do. The clasp is different also. I used a slider clasp and wove the beads around the hasp. In the long run I think this type of clasp will help in the strength and longevity of the bracelet. The bead work pattern is also just a little bit different from the original.
I do have to say that both bracelets are equally beautiful and they both sparkle and shine with the many different types of finishes and cuts of the beads. I have two more bracelets to make for my aunts. I will be posting them in the future as I finish them. I think the next one I will make with a green and blue color scheme.