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Freshwater Nugget Bracelet


About this design:

A bracelet I made for myself this summer. I guess they are freshwater nuggets, they come in a box of shells and wood beads. My friend Kathy says they look like teeth (why I put them on her necklace). Basic 3 strand braid with a loop and button closure. Double wrap.

Components:

Waxed Irish linen. Freshwater nuggets. Carved wooden button. Small silver/topaz charm.

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  1. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Thats beautiful!! Love the contrast between the freshwater pearls and the carved wooden button :D

  2. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Lovely! Pearls are a girl’s best friend!

  3. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Very pretty!

  4. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Very cute! teeth works. :)

  5. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I don’t think they are really pearls. But they are pretty. Thank you everyone.

  6. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Whatever they are they look great!

  7. Asia
    Asia says:

    I like it, just like Frida love that you went for wooden button :D

  8. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    I wouldn’t have thought about the “teeth”… They just look like nugget pearls.

    PLEASE explain the 3 strand braid. Or point me to a tutorial. I’ve seen you use it before and I’m still intrigued. I have hemp cord and Irish waxed linen and would like to try this. :) THX

  9. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    3 strand braid is just like braiding your hair. 3 cords/strings/threads, cross outside strand over middle on one side. Repeat on other side. I usually put a bead on either 1 or both of the outside strands. You can put the bead in the middle. I use this method because it gives the closest approximation of bead crochet look, which I still havent gotten correctly. It makes great wrap bracelets you can bead it up as much as you like, use more than one color cord, make it as long as you want.

    I bet the superduos would be great using this!!!! Oh my now I need aome

  10. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I’m sometimes not good at.explaining things so let me know if that helped or didn’t.

  11. Clare A
    Clare A says:

    Nice design, simple and effective

  12. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you.

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