I have been making little rings and bangles and selling them like crazy at the oh so awesome Urban barn.
These little bangles are so easy to make. You start by knitting an i-cord. You can go to my favorite on line knitting help site to get you started on the very basics of knitting an i cord. You must use 100 percent wool on any project you want to felt. Using a self stripping wool yarn is a great way to have a few colors for your bangles without spending too much money buying different skeins of yarn.
After your i cord is knitted at least twice the size of your wrist measurement, you will start your hand felting.
I knitted a few i cords so that I could make a few bangles at once. A girl can never have too many bangles... RIGHT?
Next, we felt.
Filling up a bowl with warm water and just a bit of kitchen dish soap begin to "wash" your i cord. Wearing kitchen gloves helps with the felting process. For more information about hand felting go to my pattern site and download my free felted heart pattern.
After the hand felting is completed roll out the i cord to keep the shape and set aside to dry.
After the i cord is dry measure your wrist, Next cut the i cord to fit comfortably around your wrist.(make sure it fits around your hand). Hand stitch the ends of your cord together using embroidery floss to form your bangle.
There you go - a simple little bangle bracelet.
If you want to go a step further- slice small pieces of the left over i cord. Dampen and roll into small little beads. Let dry. Hand stitch your little "beads" around the outside of your bangle. Pin in place. Hand stitch in place using embroidery floss.
So fun and easy to make!
I will let you know how I made the little rings another time... I am off to work in the garden!
Also, I have some wonderfully wonderful news to share. Life does have a way of surprising me...
Hope you had a lovely long weekend.