This bracelet tutorial has been popping up on my pinterest boards lately. The bracelets simple and really cute. I have a tiny wrist so I can never buy bracelets. Nothing ever fits me! So this looked really easy and fun to do. Also I hate that I have so many DIY tutorials and ideas pinned but never actually do them, so I decided to take up this project and attempt to make it.
This picture tutorial makes it look SO easy but it isn't! Or maybe it is for some people, but I'm going to assume that there are people like me out there that need more clear details. There weren't any readable instructions so there was a lot of guessing on my end. I decided to write out a basic tutorial with the aid of the pictures above and my own pictures that will be shown below!
The original tutorial wasn't very clear how you're supposed to tie the knot so that you end up with three strands instead of four. I took a picture of how to lay out your string so that you can tie the knot. First tie the knot, THEN cut at the bottom.
In the pinterest tutorial the braid is somehow magically done without the bracelet being attached to anything. Not that you can't braid without attaching it somewhere, it'll just be annoying. Trust me. A safety pin is a MUST. You have more control. Once you've attached it to something start braiding. DON'T attach it to your leg unless you want a back ache after. Attach it something higher if possible, maybe your couch, or curtain or something... but my leg was closest to me :)
THIS PART IS THE HARDEST. It looked so easy but once I started to put the beads on and braiding it started twisting around and getting messy.
|not my picture, just my instructions|
It isn't as straight and neat as the original, but I think with a few more tries I can get it down.
Through doing this I actually discovered how deceiving pinterest can be. You feel so accomplished because you discover a lot of really neat DIY projects but I wonder how many of us actually go out, buy the supplies and make what we've pinned. I'm guilty of collecting a lot of resources but never making use of them, so I decided to stop this foolishness and do something. It was fun and tiring but overall a good learning experience. I'll be making a few more since I have different colours.
If you've tried it show me! Am I the only one that finds these DIY projects a bit difficult at times?