I’m considering earnestly to buy some soapstone pieces and some lead free pewter…
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Recently I saw a woman in the underground wearing a bracelet that I liked.
It looked quite easy and after trying it I noticed that it is ;-)
That’s what you do:
Knot seven threads together and fix somewhere.
String beads on the middle thread and part the other six threads in two strands.
Note: I used some cotton crochet thread for the test because I didn’t have no beads to be strung on heavier yarn.
Braid the three strands just like you’d do with your hair.
Make sure that the threads of the strands made of several threads lay neatly side by side.
As for the middle thread let lay a bead between the other strands at every braid.
Braid until you reached the desired length for a bracelet or a necklace and add a matching closure at both ends (links to closures see below).
The bracelet I’ve seen was made of hemp or the like, but I think that it would look great with fine leather strings, too.
As well I guess that one could use different sized beads and of course you can omit the beads.
I found a short but good tutorial on how to make beautiful jewelry from wire and polymer clay.
At the moment I don’t have any jewelry wire at home and I’m not working with polymer clay anymore, but this tutorial made me feel like beginning once more!
I found a good tutorial again, this time about how to make a needle felted bracelet.
I put it directly on my list, because I think it is great as a base that can be embellished e.g. with bead embroidered Paisleys or bead picots but also with ‘just-embroidery’ like the cross stitch heart, the freeform embroidery or the Embroidery Crust.
Additionally you can make matching earrings and a pendant for a necklace.
Needle Felted Loop Bracelet