It’s been exactly a year and a week since Eye for Detail started back on April 18th, 2010! But this blog wasn’t always named Eye for Detail, for the first few weeks, it went by the name of X Marks the Spot.
I can’t believe how many events happened! Oh the places I’ve been, oh, the people I’ve met. And it’s only been a year… If you asked me, the past year felt like a past decade. So how do I commemorate this (slightly belated) happy birthday to the Eye?
We make a friendship bracelet, duh.
And not any friendship bracelet! One that looks like a double-helix.
‘Cuz you know, Eye for Detail has become a part of who I am, my DNA. ;D
Count the safety pins. Did you get 12? Thought you’d might. There are 12 safety pins to represent the 12 monthes since I’ve created Eye for Detail.
You will need:
- Seed (small) beads (I used some from a broken bracelet)
-12 Safety Pins
- Sewing scissors
- Jewelry clasps
- Embroidery threads (at least 2 colours, maximum 4)
Extra: Bead tray (I used clean quail egg cartons!)
Approximate time: 1 hour
Step 1: Sort your beads in the bead tray.
Step 4: Measure a string of embroidery thread by wrapping it 7 times around your wrist. Do this with all four strands (you’ll need two different colours on top and two on the bottom).
Step 6: Secure the clasp unto a heavy object for you to weave on. Start weaving using the “4″ rule. Use two strands (in this case, white) to cross over two strands of the other colour (red). This forms a “4″ shape. Pull the top strands (white) underneath the red and over it’s original strands forming a loop around the red.
Don’t worry if you’ve weaved too much strands, simply pick at the the loop you just wove and the threads will come loose.
Step 7: Continue doing this by alternating with every other colour. Try to prevent accidentally weaving the same colour twice by checking the colour you just wove if you forgot. Weave about half a centimeter to 1.5 cm of string depending on how thick your wrist is. Add a pin by threading one strand over and one under the pin-hole.
You can leave the bracelet like this or use the method to make a necklace or a pendant that has pins fanning out.
Step 9: Repeat the process with the lower strands. Remember to leave the same amount of space between pins on the upper portion and the lower portion or else the bracelet would turn out crooked.
Step 10: Weave the two loose upper and lower strands together. Tie a quadruple knot!
Step 10: Sew the clasp on the upper portion threads with the lower threads.
You can stack the bracelets as I’ve done here. Here comes the major hippy-earth-shaman vibes.
…I can’t wait to see what this next year has in store for Detail!