photos: Noortje Emmerink, Mintstudio Creations

For making these bracelets I followed a tutorial, which you can find here

Do you remeber these bracelets?? I used to buy them on holiday in France as a souvenir when I was a kid. I would save some pocketmoney especially for those bracelets. I just loved the fun & vibrant colors. They really have “summer” written all over them. Now they keep popping up again, everywhere I look. It really is true: think about what you throw away carefully, because everything from the past will return at one point.

There are a lot of tutorials on macramé bracelets on the web, and it took me a while to find one that was really clear, but I think Purlbee did a really good job! At the beginning you need to be a little bit patient, but once you get the hang of the knotting, you can finish a bracelet in two hours. And if you practice enough you can even do it in front of the TV. Instead of taping the beginning of the bracelet to a table, like I did on the photo above, you can also pin it to a pillow with a safetypin, and lay the pillow on your lap. I find this easier than pinning the bracelet to your jeans, like explained in the tutorial. The next one I’m going to make will be one with a diamond pattern.

Have fun, if you’re going to try it for yourself!

 

 

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