Monday, 17 August 2015

wrap bracelet

I made this wrap bracelet ages and ages ago and was waiting to post about it until I've sewn a button on for the closure.  Well, I'm not convinced that is ever going to happen, so I'll post about it and hope it will spur me on to doing it!


I used 2 pieces of 1mm satin cord (rattail) for the sides and just weaved over and under and through the Swarovski pearls in the centre.


I used two needles, one on the left and one on the right, so it was pretty quick to do.  It wraps twice round my arm.


yuck, how gross is my arm!  My skin is all either that lovely shade of red, or milk-bottle white. No tans round here...

My original idea for the closure was a woven knot.  I chose Turk's Head ring from Celtic Knots Beaded Jewellery by Suzen Millodot.  It took me hours!


It's less than an inch small so it's too small to use as the closure.  I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it though as it did take me hours to make!  I could bead embroider round it to make a pendent maybe...  and another WIP is born.

7 comments:

Rachel said...

I'm sure you will find something for the Turk's Head knot - it's lovely!

Sarah in Stitches said...

I love it! Blue's my favorite color, and this just looks lovely. I like that knot you made to close it, hopefully you'll find some use for it! :D

Sharon - creativity and family said...

That's really cute! I love the knot too, a pendant is a great idea :-)

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Wendy! Love your beaded bracelet.... I hope you find a button suitable to use as the fastening... it would be lovely to be able to wear it! :) x

margaret said...

such a pretty bracelet you must get it completed so you can show it off. Turks head I can remember when we tried doing those when I was on the C & G course never again!

Jo Ferguson said...

I love the bracelet. The knot is beautiful, isn't it funny how we always seem to find ways to increase our WIPs.

Jane Galley said...

love these colours, and that's such a pretty knot. Hope you can find something to do with it