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Project 3: Well, hello…

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Oops. So some things have come up (like field work being super stressful this summer- why did I start my master’s program the year before a drought?!? Ah…hindsight…). Anyway, now that summer’s over, I want you to know that I haven’t given up on my 23 projects in 3 months goal. I have still been doing my crafty-things however I have neglected to post ANY OF THEM. So in an effort to procrastinate getting ready to back to school on Wednesday here I go!

 

 

Project 3 (bubble necklace) was started a long time ago. Then, I moved and it went in a zip lock bag never to be seen again until today. At least all the pieces went in a zip lock, which is more than I can say for the majority of my projects.

Anyway, you start out with this!

  • I used green (986), cream(822), and black(310) embroidery thread (school colors) which I kept intact instead of pulling apart into individual threads.
  • plastic “bone rings” of different sizes (I ripped off the tag and apparently threw it away so I’m not sure on the size)
  • I’m pretty sure I used a size 4/2.00mm crochet hook, as this is the only one that was missing from my kit… (>.< NO WORRIES! IT HAS BEEN FOUND!)
  • Some sort of ribbon, rope, string, wire, or chain for the necklace. I didn’t know right away what I would end up liking so there’s a variety in the pic.

Single crochet around each of the rings and tie off. To get something like this.

Tuck your ends in (I was having some issues with this as I crochet super tight for no apparent reason)

Then arrange and sew together. I just crochet them together with slip knots (again, make your life easier by making your single crochet looser than mine!).

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Attach your choice of necklace. I used chain and jump rings. I need to go get a clasp but right now it’s large enough to fit over my head so I might just leave it like that.

All I have to do now is tuck in my ends!

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What do you think?

If you guys would like a more in depth tutorial just ask! I’d be happy to show you how to single crochet or slip knot the rings together.

Ribbon bracelet

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Today was upwards of 95 degrees again, nice and sweltering with about 80% humidity… bleh. So when the power went out (for absolutely no reason at all) my brother and I decided to go off the farm and visit my mother for lunch, which would have been a nice and cool outing had my brothers car AC been recharged… bleh again. It was a nice lunch regardless of the heat though, we had good company and good mood food*insert plug for Arby’s here.*

So when we got home and the power was still off, I found it hard to get motivated to work on my furniture make over project, or anything else that involved being outside for that matter. Instead, I made this ribbon bracelet.

I had been surfing the internet a while ago and stumbled on this site

Check out an awesome tutorial here

I wanted to try it out, but in this heat I was not thinking “scarf” AT ALL. So then I remembered this ribbon which I have about 8 spools of for God only knows why and used it instead. I’m really happy with the way it turned out. In order to make this particular bracelet I cut six 18″ lengths of ribbon, folded them in half and tied it with a bit of wax string to hold it. I then duct taped (it was handy) the string to the edge of my work bench and braided away. My very first 12 plait braid. Actually, my first ever braid that wasn’t a three strand braid 😛

The finished product is about 1″ wide, give or take a couple mm, and is so nice and lightweight you’d forget it was there if you could take your eyes off it 😉