I LOVE this bracelet! I love the feminity of the bow-tie closure and the contrast of the silver spacer against the black fabric. And the beads! Well. I love ‘em. You could easily turn this into a necklace or make multiples in different colors and tie them all together for a chunkier, funkier look. Have fun! And let me know how yours turns out.
1. Measure your wrist.
2. Measure the circumference of your bead.
3. Cut fabric 2″ longer than your wrist length and 1″ wider than the bead’s circumeference.
5. Turn right-side-out. Then turn raw edge of one end inside. Cut 2 10″ pieces of ribbon and insert one about a 1/2″ into the turned in edge. Using needle and thread, stitch closed using a running stich, synching as you sew. Be sure to catch the ribbon in your stiches.
- Make sure that you measure your beads properly and don’t over-sew the seam. I made that mistake the first time and my wooden beads wouldn’t fit inside. Luckily the marbles from the toy bin did. :)
- Instead of using spacers like the ones I did, you could also use jump rings, embroidery floss or even lace or ribbon (if using floss or lace, you’d just tie a knot in between each bead).
- Use a solid fabric, but cover/double up with lace for an extra romantic and vintage feel.
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