She wasn't home when I cut the felt, so I guesstimated. Guess what! You shouldn't guesstimate. I got it too short. BUT...I had already started the beading, and I was not going to rip it all out. When the beading was done, I made a an extension with the beaded loop for the button, and I think it looks like an "on purpose" instead of fixing a mistake. This was rather challenging. The beaded area was very small...5.5" x .75", and I wanted to make it look "fancy" for her with different doodads. Of course, she wanted them all, but they just wouldn't fit. I made this one symmetrical, unlike my first venture, and used just a few doodads in different styles and colors. It's backed with soft tan microsuede and finished with a picot stitch around the edges, which I think I did a better, more even job of this time around.
I think it's very cute for a little girl! What do you think? (You can click on the pics for a larger view.) Oh, haha, I told her to take it off for a minute so I could photograph it. She kind of panicked and said, "You aren't going to sell it, are you!?" No, punkin, I'm not selling your bracelet.
The modified, extended loop makes it fit just perfect. Now if I can just convince her not to grow anymore!
Sara, my happy camper!