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Blueberries


About this design:

Changing description since I redid the bracelet. My version of the small beads tied into the knots bracelet. I wanted more strands and more fullness. Tried hemp first. Too thick, itchy, bulky...wouldn't tie and finish off well. Changed to.S-lon....much better.

Components:

S-lon cord. Blue marbled beads. Blue heishi beads. Small blue heart beat. Shell button clasp.



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  1. Valley Girl
    Valley Girl says:

    I like the big knots at the end… it fits the piece, maybe try a more rustic clasp or a button and loop ending… I think it is a definite keeper…

    As for tutorials look at the top menu bars for the “create and learn” then look under the “tips and techniques” there are lots of tutorials there.

    Good luck!

  2. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    No the tutorial is not on here apparently. Its on another site and you can.download a pdf.
    I would have.done button but I couldn’t get all the cords through what I have. I’m thinking I’m going to.redo it on S-lon. Not as bulky and itchy.

  3. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Wonderful piece! I love this, Deb! I like the idea of a rustic button clasp, also. Maybe waxed linen for your stringing? I want to try this technique. I’m going to look for a tutorial!

  4. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Love the look od this Deb! Very organic. I am leaning toward waxed linen as well, or 1mm leather, or even silk thread. I’d love a bracelet like this!

  5. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    I love those beads, they’re cute. It looks like blueberries.

  6. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    When this design was posted the first time she did silver. Then beadinggma did it with beads and leaves. Someone said there was a tutorial online somewhere. I cant find it. I need help finishing it off. I did use two mores than they did because I wanted it fuller. Let me know if you find one Maria.

  7. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Those beads came off one of those 1980′s twist necklaces. I hace bunch from several colors.

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Lovin’ this style of bracelet. Your color choices are perfect, Deb! Instant Fav! :-)
    If anyone finds a tutorial, can you pass it on?
    I’d love to try this as well.

  9. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    If I find it or anyone does I will post the link here in tje.description.

  10. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Deb, I finally found somes images (no video) when I goggled “multi-strand floating bracelet”. The closest I came to your type of bracelet was someone who was making a hemp anklet with knotted beads. She braided the ends to tie around her ankle, so that didn’t help. Gotta be out there somewhere.. I’ll keep looking

  11. Laud
    Laud says:

    I like!

    You could use a cone or an end cap to capture the strands. Alternatively, put the strands through a tube and then make your big knot. (It might be posible to tuck the ends inside the tube–I’d have to try it to see.) Other thoughts: Do a fancy knot, make a tassel from the knot ends and decorate the top with thread or wire, or add something (beads, probably) to the strand ends.

  12. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Well I took it apart amd I’m almost finished redoing it on.S-lon.which I like better. Less cord.visible and it tied right on a button this time. I’m going to.repost it tomorrow. The hemp looked good but for it to work I would have to.use fewer strands and I wanted one that was.full.
    Thanks for.all your help and suggestions. I’m going to.keep all you ideas for.finishing off.the ends.in mind Laud. I think they might help me on another bracelet.

  13. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Very nice . I like the blue and brown combo.

    Ive seen the tutorial but of course can’t rember where I saved it on my computer.
    If I will it I will send to you.

    Laud – love your idea of the cone.

  14. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thanks Peggy. I thought I had a link to it on Pinterest but nope.

  15. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    I have 2 pictures for you. maybe it will help.
    ive had this bracelet in mind for a while

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  16. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    The shell button and s lon seals the deal. Looks great. Rich color w the s lon

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Perfect re-do! Love the fullness of it!
    So earthy & organic. Love the little heart charm too. :-D

  18. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thanks Mary.
    Thanks for trying to help Peggy.

  19. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Love try #2, Deb!! I agree about the itch factor of hemp! I have a drawerful of it and now that I know how itchy it is, I am trying to figure out what to do with it. :) I like the big knot–it fits the organic-ness of the design. :) Lots of helpful comments here from everybody! ;)

  20. Valley Girl
    Valley Girl says:

    Perfect. Nice job on the redo…like the button and charms they finish it off nicely.

  21. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thanks Valley Girl.
    Thanks Becky….I agree…everybody was extremely helpful yesterday. I appreciate all the advice, tips, compliments and people actually taking the time to look for the tutorial. Such a great bunch of really helpful beaders. Its why I loved this place from day 1!!!

  22. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Additional info for Becky and anyone else interested. With the S-lon cord you can use pearls since it is small enough to go through most. This is the same cord I use on most stuff lately….since I hate crimping…lol. I used it on the green bracelet with the green pearls.

  23. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Think nr two is very cool! The hemp here at LB is quite soft I think. Thinner thread thinner knots ;)

  24. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    Deb,
    You could try finishing off the loops of hemp with a ‘silk wrap’ technique. I’ve used it on hemp bracelets, waxed linen, chinese knotting cord and leather (for wrapped bracelets, instead of the usual knots framing the button loop). You could use your S-lon for the wrap (doesn’t have to be ‘silk’; it’s just the name of the technique). Might be another way to avoid a bulky knot…

  25. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    P.S.,
    I really LOVE your blueberry bracelet! Would wear it all the time!

  26. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thanks Frida.
    Thanks Lois…off.to.google that. Never heard of it.

  27. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    I had to goggle it too. if you haven’t found it already Deb here’s a good video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgU6F87LDrM

    Thanks Lois for allowing me to learn something new today :)

  28. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    Peggy :) That’s the exact site where I first learned to silk wrap! It took me a while, because I am all thumbs. But, with practice I finally conquered the technique. I LOVE the look, personally. It’s an amazingly ‘sturdy’ hold (if that makes any sense). Such a pleasure to share here on Lima Beads. I too, seem to learn something new here everyday!

  29. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    That was pretty.interesting. it would definitely add a finished look especially since I like to.put seed beads on the loop or braid the loop.already. I hate that bunch of cords look.

  30. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    THanks for ALL the info chickies!! ANd Deb, that is very helpful. Pearl holes can be devils. :)

  31. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Tell me about it. Little tiny suckers. I know they sell pearls by.weight but come just a tiny bit bigger wont break the bank.
    That video for silk wrap was pretty cool. Have to learn it.
    It really would give a more finished and professional look to a cord bracelet.

  32. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thanks CAS for the compliment and.website. I’m gonna go check that out.

  33. bojo ranch girl
    bojo ranch girl says:

    Hi Deb
    Love all your designs especially this one!

  34. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    What lush blueberries! You must have fertilized ;)

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