So as you can see, this rabbit hole runs deep. I started with a few friendship bracelets (of which I will be making MANY more). But I really wanted to make one of those wrap bracelets. I was able to find some gray cord at a local bead shop, along with some gray nylon cord, similar to waxed linen. I would really have preferred working with the linen, but patience is not my strong suit and I could find NONE in Miami. I’ll have to order some online.
Anyhoo…I also could not find the chain nor the rhinestones at any stores in town. However, my neighbor had graciously given me the cutest monogram necklace with a ball chain in exchange for walking her dogs while she was on vacation. They’re dolls (my neighbors and the dogs) and I was not expecting anything at all. So nice. Problem is that I really don’t wear necklaces very often, so it languished in my jewelry box – until now!
So I decided to combine the project with the necklace! It was a bit trickier than I thought it was going to be, mostly due to twisting. The wax on the waxed linen could possibly help keep the chain put. I finally employed the help of a butterfly office clip to keep the cord in place while I wound the nylon around the chain.
So other than the twisting, which I find is an issue with this style of wrap bracelet, I like how it came out! Hey, if anyone has anti-twisting pointers, please leave me a comment!