|My last beads: Matt Black Shanghai (far left), silver Cross bead (above), some more stoppers & finally a safety chain!|
If you've been following my Karma journey so far, you'll know that, for me, I've been quite restrained in completing my first Karma bracelet.
After my last splurge I thought I was in need of two more beads and a few more stoppers, but this ended up being two more beads, a few stoppers and a safety chain as I still had too much of a gap on my bracelet!
My final two beads were another matt black Shanghai bead and a small but highly detailed silver bead called Cross, ironically after buying this bead you could buy it in the sales for practically half price, but those are the breaks, I can't catch all the sales, as much as I might try!
The safety chain I chose fills up quite a bit of the bracelet, which was needed in my case - you can get smaller, more dainty versions if you need them.
Here it is shown half on and half off, it comes with a fair bit of rubber inset inside and it's VERY secure on the bracelet (read it needs some welly to get it on there).
|Karma safety chain in close detail|
So that's it, my first Karma bracelet!!
I'm so pleased that I went for a reasonably thought out design before I started buying. It still needed a bit of re-jigging, as despite knowing that the Cross bead was small (0.9cm) I didn't appreciate how small it would actually look on the finished bracelet. I naively thought it would be balanced by my small skull (which is the same diameter) but Cross looks much smaller due to it's spherical shape.
I have no current plans to add or detract from this design right now. I chose alternating silver and black beads because in future I thought I could buy 3 or 6 coloured beads and swap out either half, or all of the black to mix it up - a different looking bracelet with just 3 or 6 beads, more affordable if using the beads priced at the lowest end!
Just need somewhere to keep it all! More on that later...
So I know what my verdict on Karma is; I love it! What's yours?