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Approximate Time: 60-90 minutes
My advice is to leave any fabric on. If you find a deal on the clear ones, use other types of glue. Tacky is good, as well as others specifically for plastic.
I really enjoy wrapping things to make them new again. It's so very simple, and can be done to fit your preferences. You can wrap with fabric strips, lace, ribbon, etc., each one giving you a different effect. This one had fabric on it, but I wish it hadn't. I was able to finish with the effect I wanted, so I was happy none the less.
I wrapped two layers of lace over the narrowest parts of the headband. This covers the ends and any wrap that covers them works to make it look perfect. At the end of the wrap, at an angle, glue the lace to the covered pieces and start wrapping at an angle.
The lace I used was the kind that have a bit of "flair" on one edge, but is straight on the other. I made it so the straight side always gets covered up with the fancier side. Glue the lace to the back side about every 6 wraps, just to make sure it's secure. Once it's done, trim any excess off the end.
I love gold and red, so I chose those colors to embellish the top, and put it off center for a classy look. Some flower stems have to be trimmed down to almost nothing, in order to lay flat. If you have the kind that are already flat it's easier to glue them. Little poinsettias would be fun this time of year. You could also do one for fall, with miniature leaves, ribbon, lace, or fabric in fall colors.
Wrap the bangle in the same fashion, and put the same kind of flowers on it, too. When I rested my hand, I didn't want any flowers to get in the way so I only put one set on.
This makes a lovely gift for someone who loves to dress up. These are not for foul weather so be mindful of this. I hope you enjoy this fun and fast craft as much as I did.
By Sandi/Poor But Proud from Salem, OR
These instructions will make a bracelet that measures 7 inches.
When I make my sisters bracelets, I try to place the beads in the big, middle, little order; however, in the case where big and middle have the same birth month (for example), I will separate them with the little.
These bracelets cost very little to make, are extremely easy to make, and can be sold for a good profit. There is a website that charges about $150 for this exact bracelet, plus shipping and handling!
Have a Blessed day!
By GrammySheila from Titusville, FL
This intricate (but easy) wish bracelet is a great Valentine's Day gift. Take three pieces of hemp long enough too fit around you wrist and tie around 10 inches.
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I am looking for instructions for a bracelet. I'm not sure what it's called but each bead represents something in the life of Christ. It's not the colored beads like the "Wordless Book" bracelet. Thanks for your help.
Hi Brenda!! Well, I was all set to give you the "Wordless Book" bracelet until I reread your request. You can find the story you're looking for by keying in the search engine "Life of Christ story bracelet". I found it but I'm not going to post the site because it's one that sells the bracelet (English Rose).
ON ONE OF THE SHOPPING NETWORKS THEY WERE SELLING THE BRACELETS. YOU MAY BE ABLE TO FIND OUT SOMETHING THERE. GOODLUCK!
This might be what you are looking for:
It gives the meaning of each bead and good pictures.
Susan from ThriftyFun
Does anyone have a pattern to make bracelets using craft cord?
You will find plenty of free patterns and instructions if you look on the net with key word "macrame".
Could you advise me on what size magic (stretch) cord I use for making beaded bracelets?
I use .7mm for most projects, the 1mm usually is too big for smaller beads. Some brands have .8mm which is good too. I have had trouble with the .5mm breaking so I don't buy that anymore. I have found after years of beading that it also matters what brand you buy. I like Beadalon the best. The cheaper brands tend to fray or break easily, and it really is horrible to have finished a bracelet and have it break when tying the knot with beads flying all over the place. I have tried the beading 'floss' which is okay, but I thought it frayed some as it is flat like dental floss. Be sure to use a 'surgeons knot' when tying it off, it holds perfectly.
I also love memory wire for bracelets, it stays permanently coiled and you can make multiple strands on one bracelet. I bought the special memory wire cutter as it is so hard it will ruin regular wire cutters. This is a picture of a memory wire bracelet.
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I made a bracelet out of dice. Maybe it will bring luck to me!
By Hesta from Crown Point, IN
This is a page about making a kandi cuff bracelet. Using the peyote beading stitch, you can create a custom patterned bracelet. Stretching string and and colorful plastic pony beads are all that's needed.
A sturdy leather bracelet in the shape of a bow can be made with scrap soft leather and a few tools. This is a page about DIY leather bow bracelet.
Shrinky Dinks, whether purchased or homemade, work as cute charms for a bracelet. This is a page about Shrinky Dink charm bracelet.
A popular jewelry craft project is the making of beaded bracelets. They can be simple or complex. This is a page about beaded bracelets.
This is a page about making a crocheted bracelet. You can make lovely jewelry if you know how to crochet.
This is a page about making a water bracelet. Making a water bracelet is a fun, cute project you make with your children.