It was a great day: Tiny Hands was going to her first birthday party, a "Princess" themed party. She was all dressed up in a pretty pink layered dress, little sandals and a clean white sweater, her braids swinging as she walked. And dangling from her wrist was the little pink and white bracelet I made her for the occasion. She was too, too cute.
Well, naturally, being 3, she wore it for about 5 minutes and wanted to take it off, but still! It was adorable. And so I decided to make my own matching bracelet. And hopefully with this Instructable, you will want to make one too, for yourself or maybe your own Tiny Hands. The right-angle weave (or RAW) technique is relatively simple and the pattern is easy once you get going. Follow along and you'll see what I mean.
Step 1: What you'll need
- 3-4mm blue round beads
- brown round beads (same size as the blue)
- a few charm beads to make dangles with
- Nymo B thread (or any thread that will fit through the bead hole at least twice)
- head pins
- jump rings (preferably soldered)
- a clasp
- TWO beading needles
To make Tiny Hands' bracelet, I used pink and white round beads, and a little blue heart charm. The tools I have in the picture are my Fiskar scissors, a small measuring tape (to determine your comfortable bracelet length), round nose pliers, two flat nose pliers, and wire clippers.