Nice, easy project. Jessica K 7/12/2016 4:50 pm The end result came out looking just like the picture; however I did have to make a few alterations to the instructions. First off, I took an inch off of the length because 8.5" would be way too big for me (I'd consider myself a medium built. 160 lbs) Even after taking off an inch it was still just a little too big, but not so much that I can't still wear it. The second change made was to the length of the suede cord. I first used their measurement and about half way through realized it was WAY too short. Luckily you have enough left over to redo it. I wouldn't cut the Suede cord until your done. It's a little bit of a pain to work with, but worth it in the end. I did not have any trouble keeping the cord tight enough as a previous reviewer had mentioned. Overall, the project was easy, with great results. Fusion Customer Support Update: Thank you for your great feedback! We always love to hear from our customers how a project worked for them. This is a generously sized bracelet so we do encourage anyone to cut the links to a length that would work best for them. If you need help with this project, we are available at by phone or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, Monday through Friday, 9 am - 5 pm Pacific Time.