Before my Grand daughter went home from her holiday with us, I promised I would make her a bracelet. Actually times two. She has a very dear friend whom she trains with in her gymnastic's profession, they are inseparable, and because when their Mum's buy something nice for one of them, they usually buy the same for the other one, rather sweet thing to do really, they often walk around like twins. Who am I to break with the tradition?
I don't often use beads, except sparingly in my work. When my GD asked me to make a bracelet I had visions of sitting for hours threading, as it happens, it still took quite a while but I decided to make the bracelet base from felt, no surprise there I suppose.
I decided to plait some white and lilac coloured rovings to begin with, then I lightly felted it under the embellisher. I continued by sewing small seed beads along the edges of the plaits, then I added some of my finger braiding with a large bead at each end, this is to tie the bracelets with. I sewed some more seed beads to the top of the braiding. At each end I added a special glass flower bead, these are quite lovely and they came from my mother's collection of beads. In handing these little beads down in this bracelet from my mother's collection to my GD, It was a very special moment I found when I was sewing them on. It's funny how the simple things in life can mean so much.