While thinking of a topic for this week’s Make somethin’ Monday, I was reminded how quickly a cute idea can turn into a fad!
I suppose in today’s jargon, the word “fad” would translate into “go viral”.
When I was in my early teens, these “gum wrapper” bracelets were the rage.
I swear we put our future dental health in jeopardy by trying to chew as much gum as possible in order to have a steady supply of wrappers!
When my own kids entered the “tween” stage, it was friendship bracelets made of embroidery floss that were the “in” accessory.
Currently, I’m neither teen nor tween – Ok, stop laughing! – but I definitely know a cute idea when I see one. These bracelets are popping up everywhere, lately!
There are countless versions of them in fashion magazines, on blogs, Pinterest, and other online craft venues. You know me. I love a quick TV Time project, so I just had to make a few . . .
The materials are fairly inexpensive: crochet hook, embroidery floss, beads, and a clasp.
This is one of those projects that leaves a lot of room for experimenting with various sizes of yarns, threads, and beads. You can try to use up stuff that’s already in your stash – and that’s always a good thing! (Call me “Martha”.)
Fair warning though . . . they’re a bit like Lay’s Potato Chips . . .
“Bet you can’t
eat make just one”! (I couldn’t.)
Picture a couple of these mixed and matched with some metal bracelets in your wardrobe.
Très chic, n’est-ce pas?
Wanna make your own? Pattern, here.