Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Thread and Chain: Adult Friendship Bracelets
As a kid, I spent a good amount of summer vacation with embroidery thread safety pinned to the knee of my jeans. I was happy to see it making a comeback this spring on clothing, accessories and jewelry.
I salvaged this tangled chain belt and a bag of white plastic rings from a bin at the thrift store to transform into unique new jewelry with the embroidery thread I've been collecting for craft projects.
I wove thread around the plastic rings with a segment of chain to make necklace charms and strung them onto a longer piece of chain with a few of the rings left over from the belt. I only had time to make two charms today, but I'm hoping to make more this weekend.
The bracelet was made by weaving thread in different ways through the chains with a needle and adding a dab of super glue to the ends to hold it in place.
Three segments were linked with a loop and a few random charms I had from other projects.
I really like the combination of cool, industrial chain with the soft, organic thread. Friendship bracelets for grown ups.