August 31, 2012

Elastic cording


I have been working on a few  different clasp systems for this wood bangle- the first one I tried, was a small hook and eye clasp from Vintaj Brass. It worked okay but it was difficult to get clasped alone. On the second bracelet, I did steel wire and fashioned a hook clasp out of the wire on one side, and a wrapped loop on the other side. This was definitely easier to clasp than the first one.



Last night, the lightbulb went off. After I constructed the basic bracelet, I realized that what I needed was something elastic. So I jetted off to JoAnn fabrics in search of elastic cording. Sure enough, with all the other elastic sewing components, I found simple cording in white or black. I got home and it worked perfectly!
Now the bracelet stretches just enough to slip on but also has a nice finished look! I am so pleased!!






18 comments:

  1. Good idea - love that bracelet!

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  2. Awesome! I'm not a fan of elastic, but I love this. It is perfect for the bracelet.

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  3. i am so in love with that bracelet. is it married? will it date a sagittarius?

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  4. Great idea for your clasp. It is perfect for this bracelet.

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  5. Yep, definitely works AND looks good. Well done!

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  6. Very clever! It looks great. Maybe we'll be seeing some more stretch bracelets from you soon now that you found some nice elastic cording. I do recall you telling me you were going to bring stretchy back! hehe! :)

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  7. That's a great idea. I love that elastic cording and am thinking I have some in my sewing stash. Must check it out! Thanks for this clever idea!

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  8. Perfect! I never would have thought of going that route. Thanks for the clever idea!

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  9. You are awesome, Lorelei... I will be dumping my sewing stash later to see what pops out. Those wood components are gorgeous!

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  10. Very clever. Isn't it fun trying to piece together the parts at times?

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  11. swopemelmel9/01/2012

    Perfect !!!

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  12. That elastic clasp is perfect!! I like the line of it better than the steel hook and eye. Thanks for sharing such a clever idea.

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  13. this is so flippin clever! the whole thing, not just the clasp. i too have issues with my bracelets being hard to get on. you may have started a huge trend here.

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  14. Oh that is just awesome :) Not only would it feel more snug and comfy, but it looks great :D

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