I came across this bracelet craft on pinterest, and I loved it so much and had to try it. It looked so simple to do, and gathering the supplies was just as easy. I plan on making a bunch for friends and family, in different colors. Here is how I did it:
- Synthetic suede (or any other material that you think would be suitable)
- Wooden beads
Supplies. The original suggestions called for a nut. I was making them using a nut at first, and I felt like it was too heavy, so I started using wood beads instead. Much lighter.
Step one: Fold your backbone material in half and loop at the middle point. I used a synthetic suede. This will be your hook for your bead.
Step two: Tie your sting of choice on. I used only one knot to keep it on. Tuck the tail down for the next step.
Step three: Wrap string down bracelet over tucked in tail of string. Take care to keep the synthetic suede stacked. It makes the bracelet look neater. About 3/4 of an inch should do it.
Step four: Place chain on top of the stacked synthetic suede and continue to wrap string around suede and chain. Wrap in between balls of the chain.
Step five: Once the entire chain is wrapped, continue to wrap string around synthetic suede for about 3/4 of an inch.
Step six: Tie a knot at the end of wrapping as close as you can possibly get it.
Step seven: Slide on bead or nut or, whatever you may be using and tie another knot. Dont knot trim your excess synthetic suede until you have tried it on for size.
Maybe one day I can craft on a full time basis and sell my creations in an online shop. Throw some photography in there and we are happy!
Happy crafting my friends!