After I graduated from high school I would get together with a few of my friends and we would make tons of beaded bracelets, in particular seed beed bracelets. I still have a few of the creations I made in my jewelry box! I dedicate this post to all my friends whom I created jewelry with! Love you and miss you all! :-)
My latest obsession led me to look for new patterns and tutorials on how to make friendship bracelets. It has been a LONG time for me since I have tried knotting floss, so I needed to refresh my memory. While perusing google I found some great stuff and various images I would like to share with you...
First off...in a previous post I stated that I collect anchor jewelry, clothing, shoes etc...well when I came across this tutorial on youtube I freaked! I was so excited! I am totally going to try this one out!
Here is the video...
Here are the instructions in print:
- Anchor Bracelet Instructions -
Setup: 11 21 12 12 1 (GUIDE: 1-Navy Blue 2-White)
For small wrists 55" (inches) should be fine- larger wrists should try 65" (inches)
¦ For each *EVEN row you will leave out the far left strand, for each ODD row you will leave out the far right strand.
Row 1: FK/BK BK/FK FK FK/BK
*Row 2: FK/BK FK/BK FK BK/FK
Row 3: FK/BK FK/BK FK FK
*Row 4: FK FK FK BK/FK
Row 5: FK/BK FK BK FK
*Row 6: FK BK FK BK/FK
Row 7: FK/BK FK FK BK
*Row 8: BK FK FK/BK BK/FK
Row 9: FK/BK FK BK BK
*Row 10: BK FK BK/FK BK/FK
Then I found this ADORABLE heart tutorial HERE. I think this is so cute! another must try for sure...
Today a lot of the Friendship bracelets are embellished with beads, charms, chain and what ever you fancy...Here is a great DIY tutorial on how to do just that! Click HERE for details...
And here I found the mother-load!! patterns and instructions GALORE!! come and check this site out for all sorts of embroidery floss fun!!
|CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED!|
Here are some other images and ideas which I found via google image search...
|Seed bead and leather layers...|
|Love the charms|
|summery beaded goodness!|
|Lots of beaded friendship bracelets|
|Beads, metal and what not|
|OMG..want that big crystal one!|
|Pure Vida bracelet...this would be easy to make|
|I like the earthy tones|
|Nice!! perfect for summer|
|Read about this one HERE|
I think I have some projects on deck for my down time wouldn't you say?? LOL! Now I know what I am going to be doing with all the leftover seed beads that I own!
Today I linked up my Starry Seaside Wrap dress at these link parties. Check them out to see what everyone posts! lots of fun stuff!
And yesterday I posted my dress here
I hope you are having a fabulous day!!
Until next post,