Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Wrap Bracelets

Wrap bracelets have been on my to do list for a couple of years. My first attempt wasn't successful because the semi-precious stone beads I used were too heavy for the leather cord. Last year when I spotted the Beads Direct Make It Break project was a wrap bracelet, I thought I'd have another go. The kit included tila beads, seed beads, waxed cotton cord and a Swarovski button for the clasp.

After watching a couple of videos which suggested holding the cord under tension, I pinned the cord to a block of  polystyrene foam, which I had covered in calico. This helped a lot and effectively gave me a third hand. As the bracelet got longer, I moved the start of the bracelet to the back of the block, so I was always working in a comfortable place at the front of the block.

There was enough supplies in the kit to make 2 bracelets, which meant I was able to make 1 for each of my girls. It was a relaxing project to do - I may try making another one in the future.


tpotty28 said...
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tpotty28 said...

Wow the girls consented to their photo in the blog. Was that a bracelet condition?
Great looking bracelets, pared back but beautifully formed. They suit the girls style.