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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Can You Hear the Ocean?

I can’t, and I don’t even have a conch shell to hold up to my ear.  I did make this cute shell-fastened bracelet, though, to make me think of the ocean! Unfortunately, the shell is much too small to have ocean sounds.

To make one, you’ll need some cotton yarn, a needle and thread, small glass beads, and a shell. And a couple of hours of mindless TV…maybe the Olympics…I get sucked into it every night!

DSC_0006 Cut a piece of yarn about 45” long.  Fold it in half, and tie a knot leaving a loop large enough for your shell to go through, but not slip out of.

Thread the needle and double the thread, tying a knot at the end. Then just start beading…anchor the thread in the yarn, then go under the yarn, through the bead, over and under the yarn, back through the bead, over and under and on to the next bead.  Repeat about 200 times, until your bracelet wraps three times around your wrist.  I made mine about 21 inches.

To finish it off, a shell bead would be perfect.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have one and couldn’t find one at the craft store.  So I dug this shell out of the bowl in the bathroom and used a nail and hammer to poke a hole in it.  It’s not perfect, but that’s part of the charm, right?  Then just tie your yarn ends to the shell.

You’ll feel like you’re at the shore everytime you wear it.  Honest!


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    1. Thanks, theory was that it would make my wrist feel cool with all those blues and greens...and it works, i think!

  2. Oh YES I CAN hear the ocean! This is lovely and the recipient of such beautiful wearable art is VERY VERY thrilled, I'm just betting. :)

    1. Well, I'm glad the recipient is thrilled! It was fun to create with a land-locked friend in mind.


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