I recently had a look at some of the jewellery in the shops. I came across several pieces that I liked, this being one of them:
In my everlasting optimism I decided to have a go at making my own version. It wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be but I am pleased with the final result.
I spent the first evening faffing about, thinking that I was getting it, only to take it all out to start again. The next day was much better although still pretty slow going. To start with I don’t have a wonderful macrame board so instead resorted to an animal litter box (which has never been used for the intended purpose I hasten to add) and a couple of clips:
At the top end there is a nice knot holding everything in place.
I then took each of the thinner threads over their matching leather thread, up through the middle and back over the sides before adding in 2 flower ‘spacer’ beads.
The thread was then taken over the leather, up through the middle and out again before the beads were actually added:
This is repeated until you have enough to cover 3/4 of your wrist:
I then tied a knot before adding 4 square knots to help secure all the threads. I then added some glue and cut the thinner threads off. I then did this the other side.
I then cut another length of leather and finished the bracelet off with more square knots , thus giving an adjustable strap:
So there you have it. My version of a shop bought bracelet. If you want any more info then, as always head over to Spoilt Rotten Beads where you will be able to find links to all the materials as well as a bit more detail.
Oh and I have just noticed that this is very seasonal with it being ST Patricks Day this week. Happy St Patricks Day – I shall name my bracelet St Patrick’s day bracelet! 🙂