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Braided Bracelet

Here is a rainbow-y Celtic-y bracelet I made for myself:




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It's 2 strings of regular cotton twine to one string of rainbow dyed yarn. "Outlining" the colored yarn really gives it that Celtic knotwork feel instead of just a plain weave or braid. I used this tutorial for the 4-strand braid. (4-strand is slightly deceptive because each strand has 2 plain and 1 colored strings in it) http://www.virtue.to/articles/braiding.html I made a button out of sculpey for the closure, because I don't seem to have any buttons laying around the house, and buying buttons (at least nice looking ones) is expensive!

I think it turned out nice enough, but it's not what I wanted. I still want to do a version 2 if I can figure it out.

This is what I really want: http://www.creativedish.com/2011/06/sailor-knot-rope-bracelets-memories-of-summer/ See the pretty 3-colored 4-strand weave on the top? That continuous circular weave is called a sailor's knot, or Turk's Head knot. I can only find tutorials for a 3 strand weave, which looks like a regular braid. Which isn't Celtic-looking enough for me!

Help?

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jennetters
Mar. 21st, 2012 11:54 am (UTC)
That's awesome, it definitely has that celtic feel and reminds me of stained glass. I really like it :)

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