Here is part 2 of my nephew Conrad's birthday gift. I gave him two more bracelets using the same technique to make both of them. The diy tutorial is below. These were fun and so easy to make. My boys (8 and 9) were so excited they demanded I make them some too. So, more fun bracelets to come. This alternating leather and thread one is my favorite.
Here is a bracelet of just the embroidery thread in alternating colors. I shortened and lengthened the white thread section to create a pattern.
I like the leather wrapped one together with the beaded bracelet I show you how to make here.
Well, really . . . yes, you know it . . . I like all three of them together.
This gift for Conrad, one of the cutest six year olds I know, is part of my commitment to make only handmade gifts this year. I think they are a lot of boyish fun. Also, they are perfect for those girls that are not so girly. For more handmade gift ideas, check out my year of handmade gallery here or by clicking below.
gallery of jewelry for girls (or women!) here.
Here is the diy tutorial for the wrap bracelets:
Leather or faux leather rope
Thin leather cord
Embroidery thread (DMC 5)
Make a loop with your leather cord.
Next, start the embroidery thread section the same way, holding the end of the thread against the bracelet and wrapping the thread around both the leather cord and the leather rope.
previous post, I just think jewelry looks cool on boys. My boys really like the idea of adding the football as a prop - even cooler!
Hope you all have a happy making weekend. The next finger-knitting project in my 5 Fabulous Finger-Knitting Projects is next. Its a good'un and is a flashback to something very special that I wanted when I was 7 myself. I think that was 1979, so prepare yourselves!