Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Button Bracelet Closure {with Modern Marigold}

Hola!  Amanda and I are swapping blogs today!  She's got just the thing for finishing off your bracelet to share here today.  And I'm sharing a little download for packaging up your little gifts.  Come see me?

Take it away Amanda!

Hi there! I'm Amanda, and I love flowers and sunshine. I love finding frogs and bird's nests with my two little chickies. My favorite food is BREAD (mmm bread). I blog about vintage/modern style, sewing, and my domestic (mis?)adventures over at The Modern Marigold -- come visit, ok?

And do you know what else I love? Friendship bracelets, of course!
(Jenn is a genius for dreaming this swap up.)
And I'm so glad you decided to swap. (You emailed us, right? Right!)

I love wearing friendship bracelets, but I don't want to wear them 24/7. Although they would make awesome imprints on your face after you've slept on them all night {sah-weet!}. I couldn't really find any tutorials for how to make a button closure, so let's have at it, shall we?

First, you'll need to start your bracelet with a loop. 

{clockwise, from top left}
1. Cut embroidery floss to size. Fold in half.
2. Knot to form a small loop. This is your buttonhole.
3. Make the friendship bracelet {just pretend it's in the same colors, mkay?}
4. Braid an inch or so at the very end.

5. Then braided inch.
6. Knot the end of the braid nice and tight.
7. Thread one strand through a needle.
8. Starting below the button, bring the strand up through a button hole.

9. Pull the strand through.
10. Send the needle back down through the button hole opposite.
11. Pull all the way through.
12. Pull so that the button is snug with the knotted braid.

13. Thread a second strand. Repeat steps 8-12 using the other two button holes.
14. Alternating button hole pairs, thread all remaining strands through the button.
15. Braid a nice little tail and knot tightly.
16. Et voila!

In case you want to try some different closure methods, here are 4 more ideas for making your bracelets removable:

{TIP: Remember to get your partner's wrist measurement if you use a non-adjustable closure method.}

Thanks for reading, friends, and thanks for having me over, Jenn! See you real soon!

Thanks so much Amanda!  Look at you go getting all fancy with your bracelets!  Luv it.  


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