Sunday, 29 July 2012

DIY skull bracelet

Made a little summin' summin' out of my Spanish skulls yesterday. The wrapping technique is hugely inspired by some dodgy hair-braid dealings behind a van in Benicàssim.

What you need:
  • Embroidery thread x2
  • Beads of choice
  • Sellotape
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Cut 5 or 6 strands of thread a meter or so long, and 2 strands much longer. Bunch them together and fold in half. Knot the strands together at the fold, using a pencil, to create a loop.
Sellotape it down so hard it hurts.

Wrap the longer strands (there should be 4 now) around the others. When you reach a desirable length of braid, take a strand and thread your bead though. Divide the remaining strands making sure you have 2 of the longer strands on each side.

Wrap the 2 longer threads around one side and repeat on the other. Tape the rest down to avoid irritation.

Once completed, knot the single strand around the whole lot to enclose your bead.
Keep orrrrn wrapping until you can't take anymore.

Knot and split into 2.

Plait down each side to create a fastening that you can thread through the loop on the other side.
Explaining that was exhausting. It is actually easier done than said.

Aarrgh I look so orange, it's brown I swear!

In other news I have recently acquired a full time job in a pub, so should have lots of day time fun to make stuff and money for a new camera that behaves itself. 

Helen x


  1. Looks great, I've some of those skulls somewhere I wshould give it ago! x

  2. This looks so good! Can't believe you've made it yourself! Am trying this for sure!


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