Hello! I’m so thrilled and honored to be a part of Creativity Week at seven thirty three – Isn’t Kim the best? Her creativity and general craftiness inspire me so much. I’m actually hyperventilating just a bit. This is big!
My name is Beverly and I blog over at Flamingo Toes. Quirky name huh? I wanted something that was a bit “different” – and flamingos are just cool. 😉
I am loving blogging about things I’ve made and things I’m learning- sewing, embroidery, home decor stuff and lots of tutorials – – stop by and say hi!
As part of Creativity Week I’m excited to share with you my Lace and Pearl Bracelet. Isn’t it cute?
I based the bracelet on this one from Target. Here is my handy camera picture. 🙂
I love the lace and pearls combined with the leather.
Ready to make your own?
- leather cording – I used about 28″
- hem tape lace
- pearls – I used 16
- a bead with a larger hole in the center
- optional – a thimble
Start by cutting your cording into 14″ pieces. You’ll trim some of this off later but it’s better to have extra.
Start in the center and work your way down one end – sewing the pearls to the cording. Put your needle through one piece of cording (a thimble helps with this), then through your pearl, then through the other piece of cording. Make a small knot in the thread and then move on to the next pearl. You don’t need to cut your thread, it won’t show once you cover it with the lace.
Continue adding pearls down one side – 8 in all. Wrap your bracelet around your wrist as you go – you might need to do less or more pearls depending on the size of your wrist.
Move to the other side of the cording and add 8 more pearls on that side.
Once your pearls are all sewn on, you can start wrapping your lace. I used hem lace. The color was Sweet Peach. 😉 Awwww.
Cut a long piece – and start wrapping it around the cording between the pearls. I put the lace through a large yarn needle – this helped thread it between the pearls more easily.
Keep wrapping all the way down one side of the cording.
Repeat with the other side.
Wrap your lace around the cording on one end and knot it. Do this twice in the same place so you have a kind of chunky knot.
Make a second knot about 1/2″ down from the first one around the cording again. Trim your cording and lace so there is about 3 or 4″ hanging after the knot.
On the other side of the bracelet make a chunky knot similar to the first one you did. Trim the cording about 1″ below this. On one piece of the lace thread your bead and knot the lace after it. Trim your lace pieces about 1 – 2″ below this. This is what you will thread through the two knots you make on the other side to hold the bracelet on.
Try it on and admire your new handy-dandy bracelet!!
That’s it! Pretty easy huh? And if you’re interested I have a tutorial for a matching necklace.
Thanks again Kim for including me in Creativity Week!
I fell in love when Beverly sent me the pictures for this bracelet. I think it has such a vintage feel and the pearls look so hip! Make sure you stop over and say hi to her today!
Very vintage! Fabulous job!
oh, i do love a good knock off – nice work! the combination is very rich and raw – stunning!
this gorgeous!…love it!..and thanks for tute!…i’m so going to try one!…
oh Bev, this is lovely!
I adore Beverly and her blog and this bracelet is one of my favorites!
wow I love it!!!! so cute =)
love this tutorial!
the camera phone pic may be may favorite part.
i am always sneaking photos of everything that i’d rather make than buy, i have a whole folder on my computer dedicated to such photos… 🙂
It looks just like the Target bracelet! Beautiful! You are so creative! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.
I’d love to make the set! It’s on my MUST MAKE someday list…
Wow! What a fun project! It just goes to prove that sometimes, you really CAN just make it yourself!
Thanks everyone for the sweet comments! I’m so glad you like the bracelet. 🙂
And thanks again Kim for including me in the Creative Fun!
Gorgeous! I love your version so much better than Target’s!
I’m not a regular jewelry maker so I am still a little confused on how you tie the bracelet when you are done. I will try to read through the instructions a couple more times to see if I can figure it out.
I made one in red & black! =)
Thanks for the great instructions!
Really nice shabby bracelet. Thanks for the tutorial.
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Wow, perfect design of your pearl bracelet. It was simple but elegant in looks.
here from Artful Rising. Your bracelet is much prettier than Target’s! looks like fun to make!