trial and error

 

A few weeks ago I went to my friend Amy's house for a crafternoon. She and I, along with her 2 daughters, brought tons of yarn and we each had a weaving loom. We wove for about 2 hours and we all made something of our own. I made a mini weaving, one of her daughter's made a bookmark, and Amy outdid us all and made an ADORABLE cuff bracelet. This is why crafting in groups can be so good- I would literally NEVER have thought of making a woven bracelet, but it was Amy's first instinct! Amy just tied her warp strings together and she is able to slip the bracelet off and on. 

Inspired by her bracelet, I had to make my own. 

I of course was watching Pride and Prejudice while I worked on this. 

We call this #thedarksideoftheloom

The dark side cleaned up.

Amy had the great idea of attaching elastic to the back of the bracelet to make it easier to get on and off, so I grabbed the hot glue gun and glued on some elastic.

I didn't love how much you could see the elastic, so I cut it off and attached some sparkly twill tape instead. 

I didn't love this option either, so I thought I'd try a thinner ribbon. 

as you can see, I just glued everything on the original elastic!

This still isn't my most ideal option, although I like it better than the other two. I'm still trying to figure out what to do, but I'm thinking a button and elastic (like this) or some actual jewelry hardware (like this) will be my best bet. Not bad for a first attempt, though!