It’s Father’s Day this weekend so I decided to make a bracelet for my husband. This is such a simple one that the kids could make for their dads. It uses black lava beads and some Tibetan silver components as well as a magnetic clasp.
To make this bracelet you will need:
*You can adjust the length of this bracelet to fit by adding or removing some of the beads close to the clasp. I made one at with a total of 11 lava beads and then I made another one with a total of 9 lava beads. Just adjust it to fit.
Watch the video or read the instructions below.
Place one of the crimp beads on the mat and ‘fish’ it up with the end of the Tiger Tail.
Thread on one side of the clasp then thread the Tiger Tailback down through the crimp bead. Push the crimp bead up close to the loop of the clasp but make sure that you can still move the clasp around freely.
Squeeze the crimp bead with your chain nose pliers until it’s flat.
Place one of the crimp covers over the crimp bead and gently squeeze it closed.
Trim the end of the Tiger Tail to approximate 1cm.
Using the layout diagram below, thread on the beads and the tube. If you are making your bracelet with 11 beads, add 4 of the lava beads and rondelles at the beginning and end instead of the 3 shown in the diagram.
Add the crimp bead and clasp in the same manner as you did in step 1. This time you will need to ensure that there are no spaces between the beads and thread the Tiger Tail back down through the first two beads before you crimp it. Trim off the end of the Tiger Tail and wiggle the beads around so that the end goes inside the next bead.
That’s all there is to this bracelet. As I said, it’s quite simple. The most challenging part was adding the crimp covers and you could leave this out if you wanted to.
I mentioned my scarf in the video – every time I wear this scarf, no matter where I go, people always ask me where I got it so I thought I’d share that information here. My sister knitted this scarf for my birthday a few years ago and I wear it all the time. I’ve even been known to try and wear it in the summer! The colours are just perfect for me and it’s nice and lightweight so doesn’t weigh you down. I love it! Thanks Dawn!
Here’s the pattern.
The yarn is made right here in New Zealand by my sister’s friend Pip at Miro Yarns. I don’t have a link to the exact colour but if you contact Pip I’m sure she will be able to point you in the right direction. Her hand-dyed yarn is just stunning.
That’s it for my tutorial this week. See you again on Thursday.
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August 31, 2021