Thursday, February 16, 2012

Wrap it up Thursday - Wrapping up a Bracelet

I am being a little sneaky today.  Wrap it up should really be about packages and wrapping ideas but I am feeling uninspired today - and the weather isn't helping.  But - I still think these WRAP bracelets, made by us,  still sparkle in the low light.  I can't tell you how exciting it was - last month when my husband was away for work- and the girls and I crafted.  It's been awhile but we were so motivated by the great tutorials we found - how could we not help ourselves.  I was in heaven.  Watching movies and making things - with my girls.  It happens less and less these days and so this meant the world to me.  And it is so easy, effective and relatively inexpensive.

For friendship bracelets all you need is a embroidery floss and a clipboard. Cheap.  For the other bracelets - from our local bead shop - soft leather cording (about a foot a yard), waxed thread (a few dollars a handful), sweet unusual buttons (50cents), bottles of beads (about $1.75 to $3.75 depending on the type of bead) and finally from the hardware store - hex nuts at 15 cents each and brass and silver ball chains at around 50 cents a foot.

For a few dollars each you can create these ...

1 - This is where we began.  You can make this bracelet with different coloured threads and really change the look.  This is from makebraceletsblog video tutorial

2 /4 /6- These are from Honestly WTF  and they are simple to make and gorgeous

3 - This is another version (Honestly WTF)- on our to-make list

5 - This occupied everyone's time after camp this summer.  This purl bee tutorial is terrific.

7/8 - Finally another on our to-make list from Honestly WTF using the hex nuts, all on their own.

So there you have it - a good movie, popcorn and a few supplies and you can wrap up a wrist-full of bracelets.  

Thanks for letting me diverge from the plan today- just a little :)


  1. I must say I am a bracelet girl...that is the only jewellery I these look amazingly lovely to me. Your ideas are the BEST! Happy weekend

  2. So so super cute and how fun! I am absolutely dating myself (I grew up in the ever stylish eighties) but my friends and I used to make the embroidery floss bracelets all the time! We'd have no less than 5 or 6 tied around our wrists on any given day. We also wove that really skinny ribbon between metal barrettes and then the excess would hang down and we'd put beads on the ends. We also put tiny beads on safety pins and attached them along the lace up of our tennis shoes. The bracelets are for sure "back" the other two groovy elementary school fads...I'm not so sure about :)

  3. Thanks for your comments ladies - I love how some things just keep coming back - maybe you should do a tutorial on the safety pin beads Courtney - they kind of sound cool!


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