these bracelets are so simple to make
I can assure you that you'll make plenty,
in just about any color to match your outfits!
Clearly inspired by the Chan Luu bracelets, although I decided to make the closure of my version a little different.
The original Chan Luu bracelets are adjustable (by using a square knot in the back), although I know my wrist size isn't going to change any time soon, and made mine with a pretty mother of pearl button and less stringing hanging in the back.
|left pic : Zappos.com - collage by moi|
DIY Chan Luu twist and tube bracelet: supplies needed
* embroidery floss in one or two tone of your choice (or crochet cotton yarn)
* (1) Silver Plated Curved Noodle Tube Bead 5mm x 30mm
* (1) 2 Hole Buttons Mother of Pearl 15mm
* painter's tape (not pictured)
the tutorial // how-to:
This friendship bracelet consists in the "half knot twist", probably the simplest macrame knot.
You can use a solid color or two different colors: it's easier to follow the tutorial with two colors, though.
Prepare the embroidery floss as follow:
* color 1 (mint) - one strand 19" long (the core)
one strand 4 yards long
* color 2 (ivory) - one strand 4 yards long
|pass each floss into the two holes of the button |
and place the button right in the middle
|tape the button and the lower part of the floss used for the core|
/ each floss will be used double stranded /
|start by making the figure of the number "4" with the ivory by|
passing UNDER the core and OVER the mint
|the mint floss goes OVER the ivory AND the core |
and UNDER the side of the "4"
|tie the knot really tight until reaches the bottom part of the button|
|keep doing the same knot over and over, |
always starting forming the "4" from the left side
|few knots later, you'll see that the cord will start to twist!|
NOTE: it will get really twisty! Don't panic, un-twist the floss, and keep going (make sure while un-twisting to place the color on the same side where it was while twisted)
|Keep going until you reached the length of your wrist + some ease + 1-1/2"|
(in my case the total length from the base of the button is 9")
|thread the curved tube bead into the bracelet|
|Tie a knot at the end of the twist, then fold the last part and|
create a "button hole" by making another overhead knot
Trim the floss evenly: DONE!
|This is how the twist looks just under the button:|
polished and clean!
make lots, stack'em up!