1.24.2012

DIY Braided Bead Bracelet

Another super fun and pretty project I had to share with all you lovelies from Honestly...WTF. I'm not the most talented person when it comes to arts and crafts, but I sure love making things!

Other than these fun bracelets, my next little project is to knit a chunky scarf!
The other day, I had a customer come in with a gigantic bag of wool that she had just purchased from Three Bags Full. I cannot even explain how beautiful the colors of the wool she picked were. The gorgeous swirls of pinks and purples made such an impression on me that I've decided to pick up knitting!
I'm not a knitter, so I'll definitely be scouring the library for books and the internet for tutorial videos.
Do any of you know how to knit?

And without further ado...Honestly WTF's rendition of the braided bead bracelet!

You’ll need:

Cut the waxed linen cord into a 26″ and 19″ piece. Fold the longer strand in half. Align one end of the shorter strand with both ends of the longer strand. Fold the excess over the top of the folded piece creating two parallel loops.
Tie a knot about half an inch down from the loops. Snip off the extra fourth strand, leaving 3 equal strands of equal length.
Start braiding the strands. After about an inch or so, braid in the beads. Thread a bead onto the outer left strand.
Push the bead against the base of the braid, and cross the left strand over the middle. Now thread another bead onto the outer right strand. Push it to the base of the braid and crossover.
Keep a finger at the base of the braid, holding the beads in their place and keeping the braid tight. Continue threading on beads before each strand is crossed over.
Finish the bracelet with another inch of braided cord, measuring it against the wrist. Tie a knot.

Thread on a two hole button – two strands through one hole and one strand through another. Secure it with another knot.
Trim the end.
Your bracelet is finished! Try using different colored waxed linen and beads.
(all images by HonestlyWTF) 


Happy Crafting

xo
Lori

7 comments:

  1. excellent post! absolutely love this and am going to try this out!!
    xx



    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo


    http://urbanumbrella.blogspot.com/

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  2. Goodness what a neat idea! Perfect for my leftover beads. I can always count on you for a little everyday inspiration.

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  3. This is so cool! I love the look of stacked bracelets, so I'll probably try to make these.....soon :)

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  4. that's magic!

    seem so easy to do ! shall we try ?

    ciao ave

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  5. wow carinissimo!!! Ma è così facile come sembra? Bello anche il tuo smalto bianco, complimenti!;D
    Buona serata,

    Benedetta

    www.daddysneatness.blogspot.com

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  6. i love making these braided bracelets from beads and nuts!

    x0
    annette
    www.theversastyle.com

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