Make your own bracelets. (I don't know what's there normal/common name)
There are tutorials pretty much everywhere. I made mine up by looking at a bracelet I already had (given as a present by my brother). So it's really easy :)
You need this:
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- nylon thread
- leather/ or any other band
- pearls (any)
- crimp beads (two)
First make two holes into your leather band after you folded it half. Leave some free space (this will end up being you fastener)
Start with your first pearl.
It will have to look like this:
Now, just as the arrows assume, thread cross wise through the pearl again.
Btw: you just go with the tube-pearls like with the big ones.
Finish it by making two holes again. Instead of threading another pearl, go through the holes at each side. The next step should look like this:
Go through the crimp bead again (this time with the other thread. It's like outstretching your cross) and squeeze. Cut off the remaining nylon thread.
Tie a knot with the leather band. Ready!
I hope it was not too confusing. It's really really easy so just give it a try :)
And that's how reality actually looks like:
|learning, learning, learning...I'm so glad it's over (at least the first round) in less than two weeks...|