Isn’t this bracelet so sweet? These always sell well at craft fairs.
When my girls were little, I liked to have a pretty little bracelet on their wrists (and so did they). I used lobster clasps on the early bracelets, but In my safety conscious mind I worried about the clasp coming apart and the girls choking on the beads or the clasp coming open and the girls choking on the whole bracelet.
My solution was to use memory wire.
I cut the memory wire coil using my wire cutters (they make special cutters for memory wire that cuts blunt, but I just use my regular cutters), leaving about 1/2 inch overlapping.
Using my round-nose pliers, I made a small loop at one end (bending the wire down).
Next, I pick out some cute beads, and string them on the wire.
Finish the other end by bending the wire down.
The bracelets are flexible and slip right over a little wrist (or a little bit bigger wrist). Both of my girls wore them as toddlers and wear them still (at 7 and 10).
You can dress the bracelets up or personalize them by adding charms.
I love these!! They are so dainty on a sweet little wrist.
There is no clasp to come undone, so the beads will stay on the bracelet. I’ve always heard that objects that fit through a paper towel tube are a choking hazard – and these don’t fit (however, always exercise caution with young children). The disadvantage is that small children can pull the bracelet off and it could be lost (and if you’re safety conscious like me, you will still worry about choking).
It’s nice to be back. We’re finally well; I’m over my illness, and my daughter is recovering nicely from her tonsillectomy. I’ve missed creating and blogging!!
Do you have any other ideas for dressing the bracelets up?
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