Monday, 6 July 2009

Violets are Blue... (See previous post for context!)

This is one of my favourite pieces, such a simple pattern and yet so effective! I also like how adaptable it can be, it can be warmed up to be salsa-rific by changing the colours or double the breadth (or is it the width?) and turn it into a feature-piece wrist cuff. It is easy to make and doesn't require any catches or fixings as it is stretchy, so all you need to do is tie off the end of the thread and hide it underneath one of the beads! And 'hey presto' it's ready to wear!

The above pic gives the impression that the bracelet isn't the same width/breadth all the way round but this is a sort of visual-illusion, or the pic was just taken from a funny angle. My colour choice was quite simplistic here and if I make another one I'll definitely spice things up a little, also next time I will use wider beads, the ones I used here are pretty standard-small 'seed beads' which made it more difficult to thread the needle and threading through, especially as some of the beads were passed through three or four times! But overall I love the look (and feel) of it and best of all it is easy-peasy and quick to make!!


  1. Hey poog!! that's really effective!! Loving that piece, can't believe it's so easy as you promise, it looks very intricate...
    well done! xxx

  2. really well made and looks much more complicated than you say!!

    i think a yellow a green one would be super-holiday-eey

    brava poog!!

  3. I love the blue! And it looks really complicated, don't underestimate it, I'm gobsmacked that you think it was easy!!