This blog post (and the one yet to come) are a little later than planned due to Xmas planning and general life stuff just getting crazy busy. I decided to try my hand at a craft tutorial I found on Pinterest to see if they really do all end in disaster. The original source can be found here. I made a little change, I used jewellery elastic instead of embroidery thread because it’s flexible and strong. It turned out pretty well and here’s my version of the tutorial…
What To Do:
1) First of all, put your beads in a container to prevent them from rolling all over the place. Tie a couple of knots into one end of your jewellery elastic and thread through the beading needle. Take some ribbon (I left mine on the reel) and about 18cm in from the end, thread through the elastic.2) Add a single bead onto the elastic and then push the needle back through the same side, enough to wrap around the half the bead. 3) Add another bead on to the other side of the ribbon, thread the elastic back through the same side and keep repeating this until your beaded section of the bracelet fit around your wrist. 4) Tie off the ends of the ribbon, close to the beads, catching in the elastic for extra security. Trim the ribbon off the reel, about 18cm from the bead on the end. 5) Run the ribbon ends through a flame to seal and then tie the ends into a bow.That’s it! Super easy and very pretty. You could use any colour combination of beads and ribbon. You could even try different sizes of each. I’ve made a couple of these as gifts but I may make a black beaded version for myself. So, as you can see, not all Pinterest tutorials go wrong! That’s all for today, thank you kindly for reading.