paracord weaving?

I would like to know how to use 550 paracord to weave a ball at the end of the cord. basically making a billy jack club. thanks

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Keychain Ring Weaving???

I have seen many chainmaille instructables, but all of them use thick rings with complicated sizes, thickness and blah blah blah... Does anyone know a weave/chain pattern (similar to chainmaille) that can be made using thin-er rings (i have small thin rings that are like Keychain Rings) ~~{ill post pictures of the rings i have for you to see, but i cant right now}~~ I HOPE YOU ALL CAN HELP ME?!?!?!

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Keychain Ring Weaving???

I have seen many chainmaille instructables, but all of them use thick rings with complicated sizes, thickness and blah blah blah... Does anyone know a weave/chain pattern (similar to chainmaille) that can be made using thin-er rings (i have small thin rings that are like Keychain Rings) ~~{ill post pictures of the rings i have for you to see, but i cant right now}~~ I HOPE YOU ALL CAN HELP ME?!?!?!

Question by riyad2212   |  last reply


Gum wrapper weaving.

I'm looking for instructions on how to weave gum wrappers into frames and purses. Similar to the chains. Prisoners use to make picture frames and purses therefore, at one time this was called prison art.

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paracord braid/weave

Can anyone figure out how to braid or weave this and somehow instruct me on how to do it  PLEASE

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How to weave a keffiyeh?

Whether you call it a shemagh, coalition scarf, keffiyeh, or ghutrah, it is an eye-catching article of clothing that has hundreds of practical uses aside from looking chic. Unfortunately, in the last couple of decades, the keffiyeh have been associated (wrongfully so) with terrorism and extremism of the Middle-Eastern sort. Yes, Islamic extremists have been known to wear keffiyat, but I'm pretty sure I've heard of them drinking milk, too. The practical uses of keffiyat are almost limitless. Aside from keeping dust and sand out of your face, they retain moisture quite well. The ShamWow has NOTHING on this age-old masterpiece. In a survival situation, they can be used to bind a wound, make a splint, prevent heat stroke, and military applications are limited only to imagination. I've heard stories of Marines using shemaghs as rifle slings, belts, and even mops for cleaning a mess hall.  Anybody can buy a keffiyeh from Army Surplus, or get a bolt of fabric, cut a square of it out, wrap it around their heads, and call it a shemagh, but I'd like to be able to weave my own. Trouble is, I don't know how to weave. Are there any Instructabots here who are both experienced at weaving and willing to devote hours of monotony to making an instructable for this?

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LED questions-- how many on a given battery and resistors with conductive thread?

How do you figure how many LEDs you can use with a given battery, . and why don't you need a resistor when weaving an LED into fabric.. or do you. Is there a diff between using conductive thread and wire in that regard....?

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I need help with weaving for Boy Scouts.

Im trying to weave a cube box and a round box but I just can't find any instructables on that stuff. P.S. It's for my Boy Scouts so don't get any funny ideas.?

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Bag made out of climbing rope

Hey guys,  I've decided to start a challenging weaving project. I have about 6 60 meter retried climbing ropes. I had originally planned to make some rugs out of them, but changed my plans. Right now I am trying to learn some weaving and plan to use the rope to make some sort of backpack for climbing gear. I have a 20 meter rope that I have taken the core out of and the sheething alone works great. Any good guides out there on weaving a bag, or what types of weaves would be good for this, maybe guides from para cord

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How do I create useful fiber from lemongrass? Answered

I have a big crop of lemongrass i planted to chase off pests. i use parts of it for tea/herbs.  i would like to process the fibery stalks to weave them for mats and/or kumihimo.  

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how do I make juice bag strips for weaving?

I want to make a medium size bag from recycled juice by weaving it in the diagonal fashion (I think it is called plaiting), and I know that I will need weavers that are at least 25" long! So how do the weavers in the Philippines use small juice bags (recycled) to make the long weavers: I have a bag here from the Philippines and cant see any sign of overlapping or sewing!!! I have found photos on the internet of women weaving these bags and the weavers are LONG. I have practised on newspaper so the technique is there and my fingers are just ITCHING to weave with something a little more attractive!

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How do I weave this kind of basket? Answered

What kind of basket is this, and how do I weave it? I'm interested because it seems like it would be an excellent outdoors skill! There are two photos of what I think is the same basket weave style, but I may be wrong.

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paracord braid/weave collar i havent seen before

Cany anyone figure out how to make this type of braid or weave and somehow instruct me on how to do it? PLEASE HELP

Topic by medicbowling   |  last reply


my grandaughter has a potholder weaving kit w/ no instructions.

We know how to weave the potholder on the frame using the stretchy round pieces. we do not know how to finish our project. how do we knot the edges, get it off the frame?

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Wire Wrapping Kits

I can make you a kit for any of my wire jewelry projects. I have the nest and the basic cab kits already, since I teach those, but I can assemble what you need for any of my wire jewelry instructables. Gemstones will be whatever is in my studio at the time, though you can tell me what kinds of things you like. This will hopefully take the anxiety out of not knowing how to get started. Kits usually cost about $3o - $40 plus shipping. Just contact me through instructables if you want one.

Topic by Rhonda Chase Design 


chainamail

How do you make a chainmail

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does anyone know how to make a mock cobra weave?

Hello i've been wanting to make a paracord belt i use paracord often and i am good at knots but i just cant seem to wrap my head around it since its suppose to unravel easily i've been searching online but i have not found anything useful any help is very much appreciated. im not looking for a regular cobra weave but the mock cobra looks like this http://www.etsy.com/listing/80438927/550-paracord-survival-belt-with-side?ref=pr_shop

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Wanted Two Rock Slings

I am a new slinger and can't weave one for my life please?

Topic by SasquatchKid   |  last reply


SUSTAINABLE MAGAZINE NAPKIN RING

These napkin rings go well with the waffle coasters to create a set on the dining table. The colors of the magazines give it a bohemian charm. Finish the ring with lacquer for easy cleaning and durability.INSTRUCTIONS: www.projectfidgetyfingers.blogspot.comMeasure the length and the circumference of a toilet roll.Fold magazine sheets into quarters. Once cut into quarters, fold it into half and then 1/3 and ½ again. Measure the width of the strip and match it according too the circumference of the toilet roll. It should match, giving some allowance of the thickness of the strips. Work out the thickness of the napkin ring. We have measured out 1/3 of the toilet roll, including allowance for the thickness of the strip.Use glue stick to stick the strips onto the toilet roll for placement and ease of weaving. Weave and tuck loose ends into the square weaves.Finish with lacquer.

Topic by suzene 


does anyone know how to make a hat out of straw or palm leaves?

Im someone who appreciates the value of a hat and I think it would be really neat to have a straw and/or palm hat of my own. It would help a ton considering i get mega sun burnt. Actually, if anyone knows how to weave palm leaves in general, that would be equally awsome. Thanks Instructables community!

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Is there a banner for I'bles that will be at Maker?

I will be presenting weaving conductive cloth at SF Maker.Is there a banner that can be place on the I'ble for this specific project?thanks,Lynne

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How do I weave or make a cast net traditionally by hand using a shuttle and sheet bend knots?

What I would like to know is how to make a cast net traditionally using a shuttle and sheet bend knots, the problem is that I dont know how many initial loops to put on the metal ring in clove hitches, and where to put the spacers, any ideas?

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washing LED's?

I want to weave a rag rug, and include LED's in the rug. Ideally, I would like to weave the wiring and LED's into the rug so that they are concealed in the rug- and not removable. But most people like rag rugs because they are machine washable. If I were to soak a LED wired rug in soapy water, rinse by hand and only use the machine to spin the excess water out, then line dry the rug, would the LED's still work, or does water destroy them and the connections? Thank you for sharing your expertise!

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Fiber Arts Contest Questions

If you're looking at that new Fiber Arts Contest and just can't figure out what the heck it's supposed to mean, you're not alone. Traditionally we've run knitting contests on Instructables.  I love our knitting contests, but I know our community is capable of doing so much more with yarn and other fibers that I wanted to open it up to all sorts of skills.  The contest page describes acceptable entries as involving "Spinning, Weaving, Felting, Knitting, Crocheting, and Tatting," but I also encourage entries for tools and tips that accompany these crafts.  You might notice it does not mention sewing.  This is not a sewing contest.  Let me repeat that: This is not a Sewing Contest We will be launching a sewing contest next week, so fret not!  So my takeaway from this is to stop with the confusing contest titles, but "The Spinning, Weaving, Felting, Knitting, Crocheting, Tatting Contest" just wouldn't fit on the thumbnail!

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(newsletter) High Power Bike Lights, Ice Cream Maker, Weave with LEDs...

Nov 20, 2008 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! Show us your best creation powered by AA, AAA, C, or D batteries and win a full set of eneloop rechargeable batteries in the SANYO eneloop Battery Powered Contest! The Light Up Your Ride Contest has been extended through this weekend! Enter soon to win one of three pairs of totally sweet Bike to Work Pants from Cordarounds!Coming very soon... our biggest contest yet! Any project using tools will be eligible, so start tinkering now! Paint Your Bike Reflective! by goodgnus My Keyboard My Hands by noahw Single Serving Ice Cream Maker by yokozuna Scroll-Wheel Hack by Plusea Contest extended to Nov. 23! Win a sweet set ofrechargeable batteries! High power LED bike head light by jmengel Cheesy Onion Casserole by Forkable Circuit T-Shirt by Googfan Tiny 9V Clip Flashlight! by Radioactive_Legos How to Make Lotion by wabisabibaby Curiously Strong Bike Light by pobriant Disable an Automatic Seatbelt with Kung Fu by TimAnderson Improve a Watch by Boiling It by bfgreen A guide to the best laserInstructables of all time See who won! LED Candles Moodlight by amaze1 Make Sloe Gin by faraway Bicycle Light Steampunk Style by freek723 Weaving: Clasped Weft with LEDs by Lynne Bruning Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

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cool handmade schpeglar bracelets

A few bracelets that I designed and made recently.Mostly made of leather,although I do like to incorporate other materials into the design

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Paracord phone case?

I want to weave a paracord sheet, roughly about 120mm x 210mm. How mush paracord will I need? Also, the paracord will be white in colour. I will also line the paracord sheet with fabric with a design on it. The design face will come back on itself to form a pouch and the excess will form a 'lid'. When the sheet comes back on itself, i will join the sides together with elastic material. Also, I will laser cut on black acrylic an android robot, which will sit on a face of the case. How do you find my design?

Question by knektek   |  last reply


how to make a pet bottle strip cutter? Answered

I saw once a tool to cut a soda bottle into a long strip which can then be used for weaving or craft projects, I wonder does anyone have any plans to build one

Question by philpp   |  last reply


What do you recommend for wire connectors / clamps for making a Nitinol shape-setting fixture?

I'm weaving Nitinol wire so I have a square piece of plywood with the shape that I'm weaving around placed in the center and the bundle of .7mm Nitinol wire is emanating also from the center.  For clamps I used speaker posts that have hand-rotatable post "screw-collars" and are gold-plated.  However they're really hard to work with and to mount.  They're great because they also have a high-current screw-in wire junction in the back.   Anyway, what alternatives can you think of while requiring a hand-turnable release and clamp of the Nitinol wires (so plain terminal blocks won't work unless you also found a screw with a handle that fits).  There will be about 20-100 small wires used in the bundle to weave the shape.  And the board is about 30cm sq. at the moment so more likely there will be only 20, in order to fit the wire clamps unless you know of a micro method, such as: copper tubes and "nails", which might work now that I think of it...

Question by daniel.donnelly.549   |  last reply


What calms you down?

These are things in life which you don't do with an intention to help calm you down, yet they have a calming effect on you. For example I water my plants and it is very calming to me. Someone mentioned weaving or crocheting is very calming for them. Please share your thoughts.

Topic by Tarun Upadhyaya   |  last reply


I would like to know how to make newspaper coils which can then be crafted into baskets, trivets and the like?

I have seen baskets and trivets, placemats etc made from coiled newspaper. I don't know how they are kept together or how to weave them once they're made

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I would like to make a 20 strand Kumihimo braid. What is the pattern for this? Answered

I have a beadsmith square loom for Kumihimo braiding and it comes with a 10 strand flat braid pattern.  I would like to know how to weave a wider braid; 20 strands or more.  At the moment I am not so much interested in the pattern.

Question by hardlec   |  last reply


Beaded 3D Kitten Cat Charm with tutorial!

Hi all, I just made these cute little beaded kitten cats few weeks ago and the good news is I also just completed the free tutorial for it at: http://beadjewelrymaking.com/2009/project/july.html to share with those who is interested to make one or a few for yourself.I used the smallest beads I have which is size 11/0 and one size smaller for the tiny paws, so the little cats are each standing at only 1 cm tall, they are so tiny that I'm thinking of making a kitten charm bracelet with some of them.I used typically the right angle weave technique but usually more than four beads weaves.I used various color combinations to make eight of them, each of different colors, here's more colors of my litter of beaded kitten cats: http://www.beadjewelrymaking.com/2009/beaded_cat.htmlThanks for looking!

Topic by beadangel 


Beaded 3D Kitten Cat Charm with tutorial!

Hi all, I just made these cute little beaded kitten cats few weeks ago and the good news is I also just completed the free tutorial for it at: http://beadjewelrymaking.com/2009/project/july.html to share with those who is interested to make one or a few for yourself.I used the smallest beads I have which is size 11/0 and one size smaller for the tiny paws, so the little cats are each standing at only 1 cm tall, they are so tiny that I'm thinking of making a kitten charm bracelet with some of them.I used typically the right angle weave technique but usually more than four beads weaves.I used various color combinations to make eight of them, each of different colors, here's more colors of my litter of beaded kitten cats: http://www.beadjewelrymaking.com/2009/beaded_cat.htmlThanks for looking!

Topic by beadangel 


Beaded 3D Kitten Cat Charm with tutorial!

Beaded 3D Kitten Cat Charm with tutorial!Hi all, I just made these cute little beaded kitten cats few weeks ago and the good news is I also just completed the free tutorial for it at: http://beadjewelrymaking.com/2009/project/july.html to share with those who is interested to make one or a few for yourself.I used the smallest beads I have which is size 11/0 and one size smaller for the tiny paws, so the little cats are each standing at only 1 cm tall, they are so tiny that I'm thinking of making a kitten charm bracelet with some of them.I used typically the right angle weave technique but usually more than four beads weaves.I used various color combinations to make eight of them, each of different colors, here's more colors of my litter of beaded kitten cats: http://www.beadjewelrymaking.com/2009/beaded_cat.htmlThanks for looking!

Topic by beadangel   |  last reply


how to make a woven bag / wide starburst bracelet?

Hello, Does anyone know how to make a bag like the one in the photo? I know how to make these one 'strand' wide (like a starburst wrapper bracelet) but am struggling to work out how to make them wider. Any help would be appreciated! Vicky

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Idea - "Living Jacket"?

Here's my idea - get two medium sized ivy vines (or some other creeper) and attach the pots to the bottom of a jacket. As the plants grow wind the vines around the jacket so they eventually cover the whole thing, sort of weaving them together. When finished, gently remove the jacket and attach the pots to a belt. Viola a living jacket! Thoughts? Ideas? Suggestions? I know it wouldn't be very practical, but it'd probably look cool

Question by jlensher   |  last reply


35 mm film belt

i work at a movie theater, and we always have old pieces of the film strips. lately i've been considering making some of this old film strip into a belt, by laying it on top of the other pieces and weaving thread into the little holes on the edges. but i've been thinking about how i'd attach a belt buckle, or anything to clip it together for that matter. anyone have any ideas how i could do this?

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Good way to make a large... ish paracord netbag/backpack?

Normally I just go for the trial and error way of learning, it has worked before and often led me to new and/or different ways of doing stuff. In this case however I thought I would go about it in a completely new way: asking for help. (especially since paracord is hard to come by in Sweden and is very expensive when you finally decide to buy online) What I am looking for is instructions on what you might call a wide basket weave or net weave that would allow me to make a paracord net bag (kind of like the one Chewbacca carries C3P0 around in when he got dismantled) without having to cut the cord more than absolutely necessary. I have already figured out a simple way of making shoulderstraps for it but it's the creation of the bag itself that escapes me. Logically one could probably use the same basic knots as when you make a rope hammock... the only problem is that i don't know how to do that either. If anyone could help me with this I would be very grateful and I believe that there are others out there who would like such an instructable as well. 

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Lost text in instructable

I went back to an old instructable(https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Weave-on-a-Frame-Loom/ ) to answer a question posted in a comment when I noticed that the text is missing from step 2.  I am pretty sure there was something written in step 2, but it seems to have disappeared.  I don't have a pdf copy of the instructable nor do I remember what was written there.  Is there any way to retrieve it, I tried using the history to revert to a previous version, but there was no previous version to revert to.  I have no idea when it had disappeared or why.

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What are some good crafts that I could perhaps get into?

Basically I've been living in this boredom filled town and I've snapped, I can't handle the agonizing boredom any longer, and I am looking into all different kinds of hobbies and crafts that I could get into to pass the time, inspire me to be creative, impress people with, etc... I'm looking into hobbies or crafts that I could do on the go (On the go meaning, I travel to the park, work on whatever hobby or craft a little bit, get on my rollerblades, go to the canal, work on whatever hobby or craft a little, get on my rollerblades, etc...)... Paper clip art, weaving things (i.e. bracelets, necklaces), I don't really know, that's why I'm asking you guys. So the question is: Can you help me find some good hobbies that require me to make something from nothing. Taking a paperclip and turning it into a name, or taking some string and weaving it into a bracelet, those are my two best examples of the kind of crafts I'm looking into.  If you feel you have a great craft or hobby in mind that doesn't really sound like what I just described to you that I wanted, feel free to post it anyway. Please add source information to your answers as well. Thank you :)

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Hi, i would like to make an electric machine that imitates a boxer throwing left and right punches(fixed to a wall)?

Im not sure whether to use hydraulics( like two pistons) or like a chain machine type thing. i would like to bolt it to a wall to practice my timeing, ducking and weaving- when i do not have someone to spar with. i would like it if possible to be able to have something which rotatets either arms like 2 pistons back and forth. i just cant seem to workout how to get the arms to go? thanks for any help

Question by damien30   |  last reply


An Indistructable Basket!

Hi guys, I have a habit of destroying my washing baskets, they're either too fragile and crack or bend or tear under the weight of the wet clothes, or they're too small to use. On top of that it has to be able to fold down either small, or preferably flat, and be able to stand on its own. It's an engineering challenge! At the moment, I'm thinking maybe wood, but it might be a bit thick, but I also had the idea of making a weave basket out of that thin metal cord that you can buy at B&Q, do you guys have any idea what methods/conepts/materials i can use to make something like this? Thanks, ParadoxDetected :)

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what is Rustoleum brand 3603 URT (ultimate repair tape) used for? Answered

Was recently given a roll of ths tape that looks like carbon fiber with a thick adhesive on the back, maybe 3-4 ml in thickness.  It has a removable backing to prevent it from sticking to itself.  The roll itself is about 4" by 6'.  Was wondering if ti cures if exposed to sunlight, or if its meant to be impregnated with resin or not.  The weave of what I assume is carbon fiber is somewhat open, but that adhesive backing would stop complete penetration.  Heat set maybe.  Anyway, anyone have a clue that would be awesome.  Thanks. 

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Meet our own lynnebruning in Denver

Come meet award winning wearable artist, textile enchantress, and Maker Lynne Bruning at Denver Makers' May 21st Meeting!Lynne will discuss how to weave conductive cloth and demonstrate how to embed electronics, LilyPads, conductive thread and LEDs into hand woven fabrics.And if you can't make it to Denver, see her at San Francisco's Maker Faire 2009! (really in San Mateo)I cannot wait. She is my hero.Lynne, if you're reading this (which I can only assume you are) how bouts an autograph at Maker Faire?? I'll get you a t-shirt. . . . http://lynnebruning.com

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Upcoming Lion Brand Summer Yarns Contest

Summer isn't typically the time we think about taking up needles and wool, but the availability of light-weight and gossamer yarns these days, it's the perfect time to whip up some new projects. We're teaming up with our friends from Lion Brand to bring you the Summer Yarns Contest! Show off your lace techniques, craft up new totebags, make some summer shawls or sundresses. Think beach, bbq, and long, hot days, and get your needles, hooks and looms ready to go.  We'll be launching this one soon!

Topic by scoochmaroo   |  last reply


Led Christmas Lights

I have an idea but have no idea if it would even work. I would like to make a led string that can be two different colors. The idea is that I put the lights up in October and they are purple and orange for Halloween and then as Christmas approaches I can change them to green and white. That way I can put lights up one time and do it when it is still warm out and my neighbors wont think I'm nuts. I know I can weave two lines together and just switch plugs but that isn't complicated enough. I like to do things that are way more complicated than it needs to be but are really cool when they are done. my wife loves it.

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Beaded 3D Halloween Witch Charm with tutorial!

Hi all,I'm already beading ahead for Halloween and also just completed this 3D Beaded Halloween Witch Charm Tutorial to share.I made this witch charm last Halloween but just managed to find time to draw out the tutorial now.I have hung it on my phone, bag and pouch as a charm.It is basicly created with the right angle weave beading technique but combines a little knowledge on jewelry making as you will need to know how to curl eyepins to put the piece together.Here's the free tutorial link: http://beadjewelrymaking.com/2009/project/september.htmlSee more of my Halloween creations at: http://www.beadjewelrymaking.com/halloween_specials.htmlThanks for looking!

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