First of all, what I found out is that TotusMel's needle tatting works out quite a lot bigger than my shuttle tatting: the bracelet was much too short (though I don't have a particularly large wrist) and there was some tension between the elements (luckily nothing that couldn't be fixed with a light pressing).
Anyway, here's what I ended up with (exactly as per the pattern):
(oh no, not exactly, I used a button instead of a hook & eye closure)
So then I needed to fix the length and didn't want to take it all apart or start again (my size 10 is precious, I don't wan't to waste any!). So I just tatted another "end piece" with an extra button. I also felt I wanted the flower to be a bit more three-dimensional so I tatted an additional centre piece and with the right stitch count, made it so that it stands up a bit.
Here's the final version:
Here is what it looks like on:
I couldn't help taking a picture that showed my nails...
because strangely, the chocolate and blue of the bracelet
ended up matching the funky manicure I'm currently sporting!
(my husband does tell me I like to "play" too much!)
I'm pleased with it, it's a lovely pattern (thank you TotusMel!) and will wear it but with my shuttle tatting, I would have to amend the pattern a bit if I was to make it again. Has anyone else tried it?
And just in case you haven't seen it, please do take a look at the previous post (I should have waited longer before posting again so more people got to see it, but as usual I was impatient to share what I'd been up to) - Marie Smith's Split Chain Method - Really Worth a Look, don't miss it! Just scroll down, it's the post below.