Sunday, April 28, 2013

W is for Wrap Bracelet


W is for Wrap Bracelet

 
I’ve been very into wrap bracelets lately; you get the look of multiple bracelets with only one.

I’ve made a few this week.  The first one I used 20 lb hemp and tho I like the look of it, it’s a pain to string the beads and crochet with.

 

 

So I made another using my new favorite size 3 cotton thread.  Ahh!  Much easier. 

 


I found these little cross beads so I used it as my focus but of course you can use any bead for a focus, or you don’t even need a focus, all the beads can be the same.




 

First string 40 e-beads onto thread, then the cross bead, then 40 more e-beads.  Thread a two  hole button (or a shank button works too) onto the thread and tie a double knot.  Now using a size D crochet hook make a loop next to the button and chain 3, * slip a bead next to the hook and chain 2.  Repeat from *  having one plain chain and one chain with a bead in it until you’ve chained up all your beads.  Then chain 8 and slipstitch in 8th chain from hook .  This is your loop for the button.  Weave in your ends.

 Now wrap it around your wrist about 5 times and voila!







2 comments:

  1. I wish I could crochet. I was at my mom's the other day and found my grandmother's old bead crochet hooks. One of them was impossibly tiny.

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  2. oh wow thanks, i was thinking of doing one

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