Friday, February 1, 2013

Bracelet Completed

The bracelet is now finished.
The first step in completing was to cut a piece of felt the same size and shape of the leather...using the same pattern. A little dab of E6000 glue helps to keep it in place so the edge can be beaded.
Using black beading thread and seed beads, the edge is covered in a simple slip stitch. I'm stitching about every 1/16th of an inch around the edge. Pick up a bead, take a stitch...pick up a bead, take a stitch...over and over again.
  The thread is ended with a couple of tiny stitches that cross each other to form a knot; the the needle is carried between the leather and felt and exits about an inch away. Cut the thread.
Hopefully, Sommer will enjoy her bracelet.


Marjolein said...

According to what you told about your daughter, I think she will.

Talking Horses Arts said...

I am sure she will, its beautiful. Tho just in case she does not want it....i could give you my address lol.

tisme said...

I really like how it turned out, I am sure your daughter will love it too. I may have to give this a try, I have a few small pieces of very soft old leather. AND I have that turtle button you gave that you made me in Columbus, it has been waiting for the perfect home!!
Your work is amazing Kathy!

Wendy said...

Just beautiful Kathy!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Honey I have no doubt that she will love this gorgeous bracelet.
Who wouldn't!
Just love coming by here and seeing what your creating.
Hope your well and staying warm.
Love ya

Denise :) said...

Kathy, this is simply beautiful. I know it will be much enjoyed by its new owner!! :)

Lorraine said...

Having been experimenting with some cabachons of late I can appreciate the amount of work that went into this. Lovely results.