Monday, 26 September 2011

Handmade Monday: Friendship bracelets

This week I've been trying my hand at my own version of the friendship bracelets which are so much on trend at the moment.  I wanted to do something with gemstones and have some really lovely coloured silky cords that I've never really used much.  Not sure I've got the design right yet - here are a couple of prototypes.

What do you think?  I've been wearing them more or less 24-7 to test out how robust they are, and so far (touch wood!) all of the knots and fastenings have survived intact.  That means they've survived both the office, housework and dog walking, so I figure that's a pretty good test.  The ones with the gemstones incorporated - rather than dangling as a charm - are better at staying the right way up on your wrist, so I think they might be the winners.

Hopefully I can decide on the design soon and maybe list them in one of my new shops - on GroovyCart and ToSouk.  Opening two new shops in a week is a record for me!

Here's the link to find out what other Handmade Monday folk have been making this week. 


  1. I especially like the dark blue one with 3 beads. I think I would prefer that to a dangly bead around my wrist. I like the silky cord that you've used too.

  2. The colours are pretty, especially the dark blue one


  3. I really like them, a more refined version of a freindship bracelet.

  4. I love them and love that you've got so many blues there x

  5. I am in a blue phase at the moment so am loving your bracelets.....x

  6. They are really pretty, I love the colours, I too prefer the non dangley bracelets.

    Jan :o)

  7. Great, love the idea of trialing on dog walk, thats why I dont usually wear them - be a great selling point for us dog people that one.


  8. I love them - great colours too and they look comfy for wearing every day.


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