Coiled Friendship Bracelet

unikatissima Coiled Friendship Bracelet
Ages ago I found a tutorial on how to coil friendship bracelets and found it stunning.
Unfortenately this tutorial doesn’t exist any more and I haven’t found no similar, therefore I’m writing it myself.

 

That’s what to do:
unikatissima Coiled Friendship Bracelet Cut three threads à 180 cm (ca. 2 yards).

 

unikatissima Coiled Friendship Bracelet Braid a piece of appr. 3 cm (ca. 1,2 inches) on the half of the threads and lay as loop.
You have now six working threads hanging from the loop.

 

unikatissima Coiled Friendship Bracelet Select a thread and coil around the other five.
Pay attention to lay the coils near each other to hide the underlying threads.
Select afterwards a thread of another colour and coil again.

 

unikatissima Coiled Friendship Bracelet This is how the coil could look like after having finished it.

 

unikatissima Coiled Friendship Bracelet You can create another beautiful pattern by coiling two different coloured threads around the remaining threads.

 

unikatissima Coiled Friendship Bracelet Additionally you can lay two more threads of the same colour apart and after coiling you can lay them crosswise around the coil.

 

unikatissima Coiled Friendship Bracelet This is how the double coil and the cross pattern could look like.

 

unikatissima Coiled Friendship Bracelet Once I made a simple braid (at the end).

 

unikatissima Coiled Friendship Bracelet At another part I didn’t do anything at all but simply let lie the six threads near each other.

 

unikatissima Coiled Friendship Bracelet Furthermore you can divide the threads and make two coils side by side in place of one coil (here in red and grey).

 

unikatissima Coiled Friendship Bracelet This is the friendship bracelet I coiled for the tutorial
I even put a bead on the friendship bracelet on the first photo .

 

Needless to say that you can make other items in place of friendship bracelets, like necklaces, key chains and key rings and much more.

Have fun!

Laminated Stamps Necklace

Once more a tutorial from craftster: how to make a beautiful necklace from laminated stamps.

I find it looks great and you can making matching necklaces for all purposes.
I’m amazed (as I am so often when browsing craftster :))


Links:
At craftster: Laminated Stamps Necklace (Interchangable Stamp/Trinket Necklace)

Crocheted Bottle Cap Hot Plate

tipnut Bottle Cap Crochet Plate

I found a tutorial from the end-50s that I find funny: Bottle Cap Crochet.
Personally I find the shapes of the hot plates a little too vintage, but one can always create another shape.
The only problem I see is that in our supermarket all bottle caps are made from plastic ;-) Perhaps then better a bottlecap pincushion? ;-)


Links:
Bottle Cap Crochet

Here at unikatissima:
Bottlecap Pincushion