Monday, July 30, 2012

Olympics Charm Bracelet and oh I'm Baaaacccckkkkk.

Olympics Stretchy Charm Bracelet

I haven’t written a blog post in 3 weeks, so I hope I remember how! First, for those of you who’ve asked about my mom, she’s doing great and I’m now back home. I appreciate all your positive thoughts and energy!

So have you been watching the Olympics? We love to watch them and even when text alerts spoil the events we’ve yet to watch, it’s still as thrilling when we see the actual event.

While I was in AZ with the Mumster, I did have a chance to pop into Hobby Lobby as well as one of my fave places in Tempe, Beads Galore. I picked up the British flag charm at HL and the crown charm at BG. The red white and blue crystal beads I had back home in my stash.

For whatever reason, I had this notion that “stretchy cord” was more for kids projects. Then I was on the Nordstrom website and saw these:

Debbie Merle Agate Stretch Bracelet (Nordstrom Exclusive)
which are, you guessed it, stretchy cord bracelets with nice beads and charms but they’re $58 each. Um no thank you. I actually whipped up a couple using some stone beads before I was gone but used the same idea for my Olympics bracelet.

Olympics Charm Bracelet 2

Measure your stretchy cord longer than the size of your bracelet. I cut about 12 inches for a 7-8 inch bracelet. Sting your beads, charms etc.

Olympics Bracelet

When you are happy with the size, knot your cord. I knot, double knot add a dab of jewelry glue and then knot again. Trim close to the ends of the knot and then off you go to have a spot of tea.

With the British and American flag colors the same, this was perfect since I could honor both countries in one project!

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7 comments:

Netty said...

Loving your UK bracelet with its fab charms. Glad to see you back, Annette x

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Cute!! And welcome back. :) So glad to hear your mom is doing better!

Michelle L. said...

Yay! Back and bold with that really cute bracelet - I love the pattern, very pleasing and just a little quirky. Wonderful news about your mom!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

That is really cute, Carol...I love the charms! Thanks for the tutorial!

Tonia L said...

$58?? HA! Your bracelet is adorable! Glad to hear your mom is doing well!

Johnnie said...

Cute, cute, cute! So glad you are back.
xoxo

Lindsay said...

Just wanted to let you know you were featured at http://mommyssweetconfessions.blogspot.com/2012/08/sweet-confessions-sunday-link-party-2.html. See you at this weeks party!