DIY Craft: Wrapped Color Block Rope Bracelet

April 17, 2014

diy craft: wrapped color blocked rope bracelets - drifter and the gypsy blog

Hi guys! Dani here again, with a nifty fashion craft project to share with you! Rope is a favorite crafting material of mine. Besides the fact I love the calico look of rope and there really isn’t another bracelet material out there that is soft and comfy in the same way rope is. Plus it’s so affordable and you can use it for basically everything!

diy craft: wrapped color blocked rope bracelets - drifter and the gypsy blog

For this project you will need approximately 18 inches of rope per bracelet, very sharp scissors, sewing needles, and 1 spool of embroidery thread in at least 3 colors. I used rope in three different thicknesses for three bracelets, so don’t be afraid to experiment with your bracelet styles!

diy craft: wrapped color blocked rope bracelets - drifter and the gypsy blog

1. Start by measuring out a circle of rope when doubled on itself is just big enough to fit over your wrist.

2. Using sewing needles, pin the ends of the rope back down onto itself so that it overlaps the body of the circle.

diy craft: wrapped color blocked rope bracelets - drifter and the gypsy blog

3. Start around 1 inch from one end of the rope and take your first color of embroidery thread. Tie it tightly and securely around both overlapping pieces of rope.

4. Wrap the thread around the rope tightly, trying to keep the thread in uniform lines that overlap. You don’t want to have any gaps between the thread but the thread should still lay relatively flat. Continue wrapping until you have covered around 1 inch of rope.

diy craft: wrapped color blocked rope bracelets - drifter and the gypsy blog

5. To start a new color, wrap the next piece of thread around the end of the previous and tie the two threads together around the rope, with the knot on the inside of the bracelet – you can cover this up as you wrap the next color. Trim away the first color thread and repeat the wrapping process, this time in a smaller block. Repeat with varying colors of thread, at alternating thicknesses until you have covered around 1/3 of the rope circle.

6. Tie off the last color and knot securely. Using a pair of sharp scissors, trim away the excess rope from each end of the wrapped area so that only about 1/2-3/4 inch is still showing. Trim away any loose threads.

diy craft: wrapped color blocked rope bracelets - drifter and the gypsy blog
diy craft: wrapped color blocked rope bracelets - drifter and the gypsy blog

Dani (DIY Craft contributor)

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