Tuesday, December 11, 2012

On the 4th Day of Christmas: Spice of Life Bracelet

Spice of Life Bracelet
Color is the spice of life! Use a rainbow of colorful Keith O'Connor ceramic beads to create an exciting bracelet full of fun.

Spice of Life Bracelet
Erin Siegel
 
Materials:
9 ceramic 12mm rounds (2 orange, 2 turquoise, 2 green, 2 purple and 1 pink)
9 Thai silver 7x10mm spiral charms
1 silver Greek ceramic 14mm flat chip bead
5 yards of charcoal grey 4ply Irish waxed linen cord

Tools:
Scissors
Ruler

Instructions:
1: Cut the cord in half. Find the center of the 2 pieces of linen cord and tie the 2 pieces together at the center point with a square knot. Continue tying square knots, one right after the other, until you have a knotted section 1½” long. Fold the knotted section in half and make an over hand knot at the base of the knotted section, creating a loop. You will now have 4 cords after the knot. Trim the ends of the cord even.
2: String the following, onto all four cords, tying an overhand knot after each: 1 green ceramic round, 1 spiral charm, 1 turquoise ceramic round, 1 spiral charm, 1 pink ceramic round, 1 spiral charm, 1 purple ceramic round, 1 spiral charm, 1 orange ceramic round, 1 spiral charm, 1 green ceramic round, 1 spiral charm, 1 turquoise ceramic round, 1 spiral charm, 1 orange ceramic round, 1 spiral charm, 1 purple ceramic round, 1 spiral charm.
3: Separate the cords in half and tie 3 square knots in a row. Bring the cords back together and string the Greek ceramic flat chip bead onto all four cords. Tie an overhand knot with all four cords together after the flat chip bead. Trim ends to ¼” and fray ends.

Resources:
Keith O'Connor ceramic rounds: The Beadin’Path. Thai silver spiral charms: Artbeads.com. Waxed linen cord: Ornamentea. Greek ceramic flat chip bead: Fire and Fibers.

4 comments:

Lottie said...

This looks delcious. I know it's a funny term to use for a beaded braclet, but the coloured beads remind me of summer berries - gooseberries, cranberries, redcurrants, blackcurrents, = but it also looks surprisingly festive too!!! Just love the addition of the silver spirals - and I have never tried cord for bracelet making - not that I have made many - only 2 charm bracelets and I am a total beginner. Thanks so much for the tute - off to check out your links as usual

TesoriTrovati said...

I love the way that these multi colors will look great with anything in your closet! This would be a great gift for anyone! Enjoy the day. Erin

Cindy said...

Erin, I always enjoy when you post your tutorials. This is a beautiful bracelet & I think that clasp/closure is especially cool!

Susan Legere said...

Beautiful bracelet! I am a huge Keith O'Connor fan too!