Crafty jewelry: Hurricane Bracelets tutorial

 

Crafty jewelry: Hurricane Bracelets tutorial

 

In an attempt to grab hold of the last moments of summer, and to kill time while stuck indoors during the hurricane this weekend, my friends and I got together to make old school bracelets. Once we got started it was like riding a bike, and each only took about an hour. I am a fan of rocking a them with a bright watch, or mixing one with a wrist of mixed metal. 
 
Supplies: Gimp, or Lester lace as we called in back in the day, from Blick Art (less then $2 a roll), scissors, and a fastener. Steps after the break...
 
Cut two piece, each as long as your wingspan.
Start by threading the black strand through the fastener loop, and move it to the middle of the strand.
 
Wrap around the front and back of your finger.
 
Take your orange string under both black loops, and put till you reach the middle of your orange strand
 
 Next take the right end of the orange and go over and under in the front, and then take the left end and go over and under in the back. 
Pull slowly to create a square knot
 
Next loop your orange pieces over the square knot diagonally
 
Thread the right end of the black through the orange hoop in the back, Thread the left black end through the orange hoop in the front. 
 
It should look like this as you pull the four pieces 
Repeat and the pattern should like this
 
When your bracelet is long enough to fit around your waist, tie all four pieces in a knot at the end. Then thread one strand through the other end of the fastener
 
Tie the ends in another knot and trim ends.  
 

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