8.18.2011

Craft Project: Sailor's Bracelets

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Hi! Here are a couple of bracelets I made from a bundle of rope. Cost me a dollar at the hardware store. I like the neutral color and texture of cotton rope, but other chord or leather would do nicely too. 

I found the sailor's braid tutorial on this neat, new-to-me blog, More Design Please. I don't think I could do a better job of explaining the braid (it boggled my mind at first, I admit). After getting the hang of it, I'm hooked. Perhaps I'll sailor's braid my hair next ... 



17 comments:

  1. oooo i must try this! and they look like they would be easy to dye as well so you could have lots of colours.

    btw i bought some more thread yesterday so i'll be knotting away this week and will send you something very soon.

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  2. love love love them! (and they look super cute with your outfit!)

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  3. Looks fantastic! I'm tempted to try but I'm the kind of person who, if I don't get it right the first time, I lose interest. The tutorial does make it look kind of easy though, maybe I'll have a go. They'd be perfect for our upcoming summer.

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  4. Thanks guys!

    SJ, dyed ones would be so cool. Maybe even like an ombre dip dye job? P.S. I'm excited for our swap!

    Annelise, it was a little confusing at first. Maybe you're a natural though and you'll figure it out right away. Good luck! :)

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  5. I love these, I have been wanting to learn how to make them since the 4th grade, love!

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  6. i too have been loving these for a while. i've looked at several tutorials and have just given up. i'm sure i just need to actually DO it along with the tutorial instead of looking at it. nice work!

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  8. How long did it take to make one bracelet?

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    1. Hi Jaclyn. It took me about 10 minutes. Once you understand the pattern (it took me a couple of tries) it goes pretty quickly.

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