I crafted today while I watched Wimbledon, I made these cute little bracelets to celebrate the 4th of July. Each bracelet took about 45 minutes to make.
waxed linen cord
beads in red, white and blue
large jewelry clasps
Cut the waxed linen into 9 inch pieces.
I bought both the waxed linen and jewelry clasps at Michael's.
Using your jewelry glue - add a glob into the larger end of the clasp and put about 7 to 9 pieces of the waxed linen cord into the clasp.
Wait a few minutes for the glue to dry - then spread the linen out like an octopus and start randomly beading.
The wax will hold the beads in place. I happened to have some red, white and blue beads - left over from when I made the Flag pins for Meals on Wheels. But I also bought some crystal beads in two different shapes at Hobby Lobby.
Once each strand has 15 to 20 beads in any random pattern - cut the wax cord into a 7 or 7 1/2 inch length. Then add a glob of glue to the other side of the clasp and add all of the beaded cords into the glue.
Wait a few minutes for the glue to dry and your bracelet is complete.
The waxed linen cord also comes in black and I was thinking with orange and black beads for a Halloween bracelet.
Happy 4th of July! God Bless America.