Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wrappiness --- Round Two

The nieces and I have been wrapping again.

When we gathered for the Fourth of July, we were down five nieces...so I caught up with four of them the next weekend to make patriotic wrap bracelets, round two.


They had the benefit of seeing the ones made by the first group...and they took to the technique like fish to water.

Poring over the choices for buttons and beads...


Measuring their wrists and deciding on the total number of wraps...


Learning to ladder beads between two pieces of leather cording...


And getting a little help when needed...


It's always fun to see how one basic technique can lead to such wonderfully unique results...


Katie charted and beaded this "USA" inspired section...


And a couple of the girls wrapped a few rhinestone cup chain sections in their bracelets...


The results were star-studded spectacular.  


And though we're a little late for Fourth of July, we're just in time for the Star Spangled Spectacular to be held in Baltimore in September, commemorating the 200th birthday of our national anthem.  

Now that the girls all know the technique, they've begun to branch out on their own and make lots of other versions...like this stunning example designed by Ellie...


I just love it and so does she.

I highly recommend this project for a crafty gathering; it takes about a full day.

And it's more fun if everyone can just relax and get wrapped up in the flow of the making.


[Note:  If you're interested in making wrap bracelets too, I highly recommend the projects, videos and supplies provided at Beadshop.com , click on subheading Cool Projects.]

Jim, Jack and I just got home from Jack's college orientation at Northeastern University in Boston, more on that next post. 

Miss you all but will have more time in another month or so when I'll be back online more regularly.  Until then, I'll bop in when I get a minute.  

Happy, wrappy day.

18 comments:

Allison Aller said...

I love it when you bop in!

margaret said...

I love it when you do a blog about all the girls and Jack and what they are up to. They are all so creative and can see how much they enjoy making and creating with you, you are such a lucky lady to have so many to share your talents with and who so appreciate all you teach them

Bekah said...

What a great day - those bracelets are awesome :)

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

It was great to see a post from you again, I've missed you and your wonderful creative spirit.

I love the photo of you with the girls and their creations are great!

Hugs ~ FlowerLady

gracie said...

Great creative gals...

Marty52 said...

Still the best Auntie ever!!!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Wonderful bracelets, but even better are the special memories you are creating.

crazyQstitcher said...

The girls have all made amazingly beautiful bracelets. Their friends will be Wowed.

Robin said...
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Robin said...

You are the coolest aunt!

Rachel said...

You have a very talented group of nieces - and don't they just take up a an idea and run with it!

Judy S. said...

Love to see what you and your family are up to. Such a creative bunch! Sounds like you're enjoying the summer! Soon you'll be an empty nester with lots of time to craft, so this last summer before Jack goes off to college is definitely special. Hugs to you; I think of you often!

Mosaic Magpie said...

Great photos and bracelets. Those nieces of yours are so talented. I want to come over and play!

Mosaic Magpie said...

Thanks for the link to the bracelets...all kinds of fun stuff there!

janie krig said...

Such a fun project to share! I love the "What a marvel you are" ,wonderful words.

Catherine said...

These are fabulous! So great to see you share your knowledge and talents with your nieces. I was thinking of you and Jack on our vacation when I noticed how much my 14 year old was wearing his hat!

lei said...

Missing you!

Suzanne said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog and all of your sweet stories and pictures. :)

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