Oh man, hello Summer! The high today for my area is 101ºF!!! Whew-wee, it's hot out there. I didn't let the heat hold me back, I didn't delay! I got the macramé bracelet I started yesterday finished. To see the first half of this tutorial, check out yesterday's post. Now on with how you'll finish off this bracelet.
I periodically tested the bracelet around my wrist, and once I reached my desired length I began tying the last row onto the jump links. The last row has to be a row that includes the first string in the first knot. Other wise you'll have a lose end.
I have twelve strands, so I tied four on each of my three jump rings.
When I was done tying on all the embroidery threads I tested the bracelet out, and made sure I could easily attach the hook. The first time I had to remove the jump rings, and add a couple rows. I tested it again, and it was perfect, that's when I trimmed the long tails off. My guess for 56 inches of thread to begin with was a bit off, at least it didn't mess up the project. I just need to figure out what to do with all these thread scraps. :)
I like the way this bracelet sits on my wrist, and the clasp is lovely.
Of course I love the colors too. :)
I'm totally enjoying this technique. I want to make a ton of these. I'd like to try better thread, and find a bead that would work, and play with different clasps. I guess there are only so many of these I need though, I wonder if my female family members would want one? I wonder if strangers would be interested in buying them ... I'd totally enjoy making a ton of these. I love playing with all the colors, and there are so many different materials I could try out.
Well I'm off to make up some more fun things. Hope you're having a lovely day, and don't let the sun burn you out! Happy DIYing, chris.