Monday, July 17, 2017

Crocheted bracelet for Summer 2017


If you have some beads left over from another project, like these wooden beads in fun Summer 2017 colors that I got from Fire Mountain Gems, here's a quick and fun project that you can do to get more mileage from your purchase!  You can see the first project, a long statement pendant necklace, that I did using these beads at the link.

Materials + Tools
6mm wood rounds - pink
8mm wood rounds - pink
8mm wood rounds - orange
3mm antique brass plate rounds
Crochet hook #4
C-Lon, orchid
Hypo-tube cement
Scissors
Measuring tape
Button


1. Leaving the C-Lon fiber on the spool, thread on your beads, starting and ending with the smaller ones.  I used the 3mm metal rounds to break up clusters of the larger beads.  To make a bracelet that would wrap three times around my wrist, I strung on about 17 inches of beads.


2. Start your bracelet with a 10 inch fiber tail and a couple of chain stitches.  Push one bead at a time from the string up towards your hook.  Do your next stitch on the other side of the bead, plus take one more stitch.  Push up the next bead and continue through the whole string, always working towards the spool.

Once you reach the end, tie a knot, but leave the fiber attached to the spool.  Wrap it around your wrist to check for length.  If need be, you can add a few beads to either end and lengthen it a bit.

Once you've checked the length, reinsert your hook in the tail end and chain enough stitches to create a loop that will fit over your button.  Tie a knot and dab it with cement.  Let it dry before you trim the end.  For the button end, cut the fiber from the spool, leaving yourself 8 inches or so.  Work the end through the button as many times as you can for security.  Tie off, cement, and trim as before.    



As regards FTC disclosure guidelines: I have received the above products free of charge from Fire Mountain Gems in order to create a project free of charge for you. The links above are affiliate links.
Copyright 2017 Cyndi Lavin. All rights reserved. Not to be reprinted, resold, or redistributed for profit. May be printed out for personal use or distributed electronically provided that entire file, including this notice, remains intact.

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