Tuesday, May 29, 2012

New Knotted Bracelets

This past weekend I had 2 days off work for the first time in about two months.  SO EXCITING!  I worked a race on Saturday, but I had Sunday & Monday off & it was GLORIOUS!  So amazing having two days off.  I got to spend one day, Sunday, doing things & cleaning & getting things done around the house.  And then I got to spend another day, Monday, chilling & relaxing & hanging out with my parents at their house.  It was so nice.  It would have been even better if my husband didn't have to work all weekend, but I'll take what I can get...

I made a couple of bracelets over the holiday weekend.  I've been seeing these a lot lately & wanted to go ahead & make some for myself.  Have you seen these ones from Honestly wtf?  That's the tutorial I used for mine.  I remember making these "friendship bracelets" as a kid all the time, but totally forgot about them or how to make them.  I really love wearing handmade jewelry though, so I figured I'd give these a shot!

Aren't they pretty?  I made one in pink & one in blue.  Mine are made of colored hemp.

I taped my supplies up on the living room coffee table & was able to watch tv as I worked on this.  You can go to the original site to see how to make the knots.  At first making them, was king of awkward, but after a while I got the hang of it & got into a rhythm.  It was easier at that point & I was able to whip through them pretty fast.

There are a number of varieties of these bracelets around blog world.  You can make them like this or add beads within the knots to make something more like these.

Have you made any of these bracelets lately?  Remember making them as a kid?  I had fun working on these & having that flashback to the 80s!

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