Friday, 31 May 2013

The Hippie Bracelet


 

The Hippie Bracelet:

What you'll need:

- 7 embroidery threads, 60 inches each (folded in half to make 14 working strings)

What you'll need:

1. Start with your favorite way of starting a bracelet. this could be a buckle, a braid on each end (in this case, your starting strings should be a bit longer), or a simple overhand knot. I chose to make my version of the buckle. Search the tutorial page for directions.


2. Pick your first color. This will be your first wrapping string. Set aside.


3. Pick two more strings. These will be your "criss-cross" strings. These strings are optional; you may use them once in awhile, or not at all. They can be the same or different color. Set aside.


4. With your optional criss-cross strings up and out of the way, take your wrapping string and make half a forward knot around the rest of your strings.



5. Begin wrapping! Simply wrap this thread tightly around your bunch of strings, making sure there is no overlap or spaces.


6. Decide how much of your bracelet you'd like wrapped in this color. You could wrap your entire bracelet in this color, but for this bracelet, I'm going to stop at about 3/4 inch. To keep the string from unraveling, tie another half forward knot.


7. Now's the time to use your optional criss-cross threads. take the two strings and tightly criss-cross the threads a few times around the section you just wrapped.


8. Holding your criss-cross threads in place, choose another wrapping thread and two more criss-cross threads. Set your new criss-cross threads aside, use your new wrapping thread to tie a half forward knot around all remaining threads, and repeat!



 

 

Enjoy!

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