I remember always carrying a tin of embroidery thread with me in the summer time as a kid.
My favorite colors were any of the rich rainbow tones + black.
Peacock and Magenta were my favorites...
So last weekend, we took a quick family overnight trip to the beach.
On the way out the door, I grabbed my two bags of Round 1 and Round 2 color palettes (24 in total) and used the hour and a half drive to satisfy my inner child's desire to make these:
There are a lot of other bracelet designs that I would love to try out with these silk palettes.
But with Lorelei's project "Ocean Love" fresh in my mind from the Bohemian Inspired Jewelry Book and Blog hop, I just had to try this out with the silks to see how cool they would look.
And WOW - they are super silky soft (these 2mm round silks).
I mean - really, really soft.
Not at all stiff like I remember my friendship bracelets I used to make out of cotton cord.
When doing macramé or crocheting, I have tight, even tension & always have to remind myself to relax...
And I bet if I did a wire wrapped end or used the waxed linen to secure the ends together instead of the loose wonking big temporary knot I put into these, I would get three bracelets out of each knot bundle!
Do you like the layered bracelet look?
I know I've become a bit obsessed with all the different designs out there...
I am SO excited about the potential for these.
The essential summertime simple braided bracelet is just the starting point!
Now for getting to creating a quick tutorial on how to end these to make them wearable...
Because I know I really want to start wearing them now that I've been fooling around with these samples!
Want your own silks to try this out?
Then enter them into some of the design challenges coming up in July and August here on my blog.