Remember friendship bracelets? This is the grown-up version. Make lots in different colors, give them away, wear them, have fun! This project is super easy and so is the finishing (yay!). From warping to tying on my wrist, this took an hour.
Last weekend Claudia had a little failure using silk warp. This project uses the exact same warp, but because the warp is integrated into the piece, it worked perfectly.
We will be making a kit for this that will come with silk, pretty C-Lon colors (I wasn’t happy with the tan color I used), beads and some of our favorite bead weaving needles.
Here’s a brief overview of what I did:
First, I tied onto the bar. I used the Mini Mirrix for this project but you could use any loom (including the old Mini that is a little shorter).
I warped 6 warps across, two of each of three colors of silk.
To use different color warps, simply tie back onto the warping bar after you have two warp threads of one color. Then, tie back on with a new color and continue as if you were using the old piece of warp. (This means you will go back in the direction you were coming from since you always do a u-turn around the bar when warping.)
Then, I wove size 8.0 beads using the traditional method.
Weaving was so fast and easy!
I tied my ends off in pairs using a square knot.
Then, I braided the pairs of warps together and tied a knot at the end.
The finished bracelet. Gorgeous, easy and lots of fun!
If you want to get a little fancier, you might want to try using crystals or even incorporating gold thread. The possibilities are endless and I am so excited to fill my wrists with these!