The Beat Goes On . . . with Bracelets

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.

Sending smiles!



The Beat Goes On . . . with Bracelets — 6 Comments

  1. O, wow. Thanks for the pattern. I’ll add this to my mindless crochet! Terry’s got the crud now so I suspect there will be more “crochet in my recliner” time for me this week, while I sit with him to be sure he is resting.

    xx, Carol

  2. I must live under a rock. Never heard of these bracelets. Really cute and seems easy enough. I can see why they would be addictive to make. Of course, a girl needs one in each color.

    Thanks for the link.

  3. I love your bracelets Crystal!! They’re all SO pretty! I love the designs and the beautiful colors you used, especially the gorgeous purple. I’m really enjoying seeing your lovely creations. 🙂

  4. Hi Sweetie!

    I remember those gum wrapper chains. To think we chewed all that gum…oh gosh! 🙂

    I love your bead and crochet bracelets, Crystal. They’re all so pretty, I can’t pick a favorite. You do such beautiful work!

    Thanks so much for the pattern. You know I’m going to stash that away in my special folder!

    Hugs xoxo,

  5. I have not seen these bracelets yet, but I’ve got my head buried in text books lately.
    These bracelets are so cute, I will give my niece the pattern because she can crochet.

    The cooler weather has been so nice, Artie dog and I went to Yappy Hour on Thursday evening. He had a blast and loved the little girl in the wheelchair.

    Looking forward to hubs work picnic tomorrow. I’m going fishing at the lake on the companies property. They stocked it for the the picnic. Have a great weekend, everyone!

  6. How are the classes going, Kelly?
    Yay for cooler weather! I’ll bet the dogs love it as much as we do!

    Have fun at the picnic and maybe you’ll tell us if you catch any fish? 🙂

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