I've been wanting to do a swirly bracelet for quite some time now. Before the holiday rush I sketched up a pattern in my bead pattern software - kind of like a "paint" program with a built in stitch graph. At first I was planning on listing the bracelet in my etsy shop, but sometimes the universe has other plans for us. I spent WAY much more time on this cuff than I wanted to. I made the mistake of starting with a thread that was a little thicker than I should have used. It worked, oh yes, but at a price. I broke a good 3 or 4 beads, which means having to weave back through again to add your bead and hide the thread. Because I took a while to make it, AND because I broke some beads, I'll be keeping this one (oh *darn*) and filing it under "learning experience".
I may use the pattern again to make another, in different colors no doubt, but this red, gold, and black "Retro Swirls" bracelet sits comfortably on my wrist...right now, as I type actually!