Dienstag, 12. Juli 2016

Friendship Bracelets

We took a family trip this week, and a few of my sisters and I brought along our friendship bracelet stuff to do on the drive.

Here are some of the works-in-progress:

Leah's chevron pattern
Anna's variation of the chevron
Bethany's

We found some new designs on Pinterest we wanted to try out -- the first we've ever done with this type of chart for direction. I think we did okay with them.

Pineapples
Tiny hearts
I like to make this slidey-clasp on bracelets like these.


I leave about two inches of string on either side of the knotted pattern, and tie a good overhand knot at each end...


Line them up opposite each other...


Then I take a shorter thread (Like eight/nine inches is usually enough) and tie cobra knotting around both sections to fasten them together.





 


Four or so repeats is normally sufficient. Then, I take both ends of this string to one side, tie a tight overhand knot to secure the clasp, and clip the leftovers away.






It's probably not the prettiest way to finish one of these bracelets, but it's more fun to wear when you can adjust it, and this is the best way I know how. :)

Tightly adjusted

Loosely adjusted   

Have a wonderful week!

Kommentare:

  1. What a fun little weaving craft. Such intricate little patterns. I think they are reminiscent of Native American utilitarian things- straps and such. Maybe think about using the technique with larger string to make other things too?

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    1. Yeah, like weave colorful pet collars, rabbit harnesses, curtain ties... You name it. This skill can be used for so much. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I really like these. Your adjustable ends are a good idea. Lovely patterns.

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