Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Playing around

Just playing around with some different things.

My daughter wanted to make a gift for a friend, and we didn't have much time, so I thought we would try making a wrap bracelet, like I've seen everywhere lately. We watched a quick little video on it. Seemed pretty straightforward, so we got all our supplies together.....
Clamped that puppy down to a bead box lid. Chose some beadlettes as my center bead. Kinda like cubes, but a bit longer. Pretty iridescent purply color. Methinks not quite big enough, mm??

Here was my inspiration piece, from a bracelet swap a few months ago. 

This is my daughters. We found a very cute orange owl button for her clasp. The leather I was using was just way too big for a kid, so we switched to hemp cord. We were both using embroidery floss to string the beads.

Clearly, beads were too small for project. However, since this was just a learning session for me, I didn't try to find something else.

What? You didn't think I could just leave it like that did you? Of course I wanted to try embellishing it! However, not so thrilled with the yellow....

Here's my daughter's finished piece. We wrapped a soft yellow organza ribbon at the ends, and superglued it down. That was a Three Stooges moment! Anyway, I think hers turned out very cute, and her friend was thrilled. Mine is still in the works.....
Blessings, Shirley


  1. The little red owl really completes the bracelet, doesn't it? Adorable. :)

    I can't wait to see what yours looks like when you finish!

  2. Shirley, love the bracelet your daughter did! Super cute!

  3. the owl closure is just the perfect finishing touch. And nice thinking with the yellow ribbon :-)

  4. Looks like fun! Your daughters turned out cute! Keep working - yours has potential! Haha!

  5. This is a very cool technique. Love your blog too.

  6. Ive been wanting to try out this technique as well. I think you may have inspired me to actually get to it before too long! Thanks!

  7. Your daughter's bracelet is adorable. Yours is nice, too (I agree about the yellow). What a fun thing to be able to do w/ your daughter!!

  8. I have no idea how I missed this post but WOW you have been busy! What fun!


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