Debbe, Here are my three attempts to make the "manly" lizard bracelet! I am continuing to make more as I find string and beads to match. It is in moments (weeks!) like this that I really miss a bead store on the corner. Instead of making the bracelets in my mind, I am making what I can with what I have.
After finding a good dark string in Gualala at The Loft, I ran out of black 6s. I have pounds of 8s in black that are both glossy and matt, but the black thread is too large for them.
After all of this complaining, I am totally hooked on crocheting and love my new manly colors. Thanks Debbe for setting me on this journey.