Monday, May 21, 2012

New Bracelets

I am such a bracelet junkie....although I only wear them in the warm weather months. There's something about long sleeves and a bracelet, that gets tucked under, and is never seen, that bothers me. :-)

So my first bracelet day of the year was Saturday, and that just got me in the mood to make more. Because clearly I don't have enough. hahaha!

And of course being all about some Pinterest, I saw and pinned this, and figured it could just be make a smaller version for a bracelet.


About a year ago I bought a ton of these beads on clearance for about 50 cents each and I had plenty of thread leftover from making ruffled socks for my daughter (I will have to show those on another day). I was ready! In her tutorial, I think she made single strands and then grouped them together....but I was being super (and I mean super) lazy yesterday, so when I got the first strand done, I realized the scissors where on the other side of the room, and I didn't wanna get up to get them....I know, I know... #don'tjudgeme :-) Anyway, it actually worked out great. I just slipped stitched back and started a new strand. So all of my strands are connected to each other.


This picture is rather crappy, sorry

The only clasps I have on hand are sliver, so I had to go into Michael's to get some more.
I really like the way they turned out, so much so, I think I am going to make more.



These pictures really don't do them justice.


 I found this purple thread in my stash, and these beads at Wal Mart for a buck!



Here is what I did:

Add 100 beades to the thread (if you want more strands, add more beads in the beginning)
Chain  8
Add 1 bead, chain 1, until I had 20 beads (I have super tiny wrists, so small in fact that I can not wear bangles...ever. All my bracelets are the elastic ones, like I'm a kid). You will probably need to add more
Chain 8
Slip stitch down the other side 8 stitches
Add 1 bead, chain 1, until I had 20 beads
Slip stitch down the side 8 stitches, turn and slip stitch downt he other side 8 stitches
And repeat


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16 comments:

  1. I would love to try something like this.
    www.blissfulsewing.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha, I say the same thing about sewing

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  2. Visiting from Ginny's... Very cute bracelets! My daughters would love this. :)

    Happy creating,

    Lisa@HappyinDoleValley

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    1. Thanks. My daughter loves them too..I made mini ones for her.

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  3. I love wearing bracelets and this is such an awesome project. Even great for stash busting! I'll definitely give this a try, thanks for sharing!

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  4. I'm here from Ginny's! These bracelets are super cute! I'll have to try it at some point! How do you tie them?

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    1. The mini two strands ones I made for my daughter, I just left the tail and tied them around her wrist. The ones in this post, I attached a clasp to them.

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  5. oh - I am so going to have do these for my little ones! What a great idea thank you so much for sharing.

    blessings
    Karen

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  6. Love your bracelets. Crochet plus bling is awesome in my book!

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  7. Your bracelets are very pretty!

    Greetings from Holland,

    Monique

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