July 22, 2011

green fiber bangle bracelet with beads 1448

Soft cotton fiber slip on bracelet made with hand dyed cotton cord and glass beads. This design features small beads worked into the plies of the cord at random locations.
Colors are primarily green with some blue and a yellow accent. Beads are green glass.
These unique soft bangles are made by laying up a few lengths of cord on a PVC mold and edge stitching the cords with four ply nylon thread.

The thread is placed across the cords and left in a relaxed condition until the entire perimeter is covered. Then the loops are pulled tight compressing the cords and clamping the beads in place. The ends of the thread are knotted then buried in the weave. Excess thread is trimmed off.
These bracelets are stiff but flexible and lightweight. This design is about 8 1/4" (210 mm) inside circumference. See this and others like it in the design section of the Etsy shop. A larger more diverse collection is available in the design section of the Zibbet shop.

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