rag jewelryWednesday, July 30, 2008
Okay. For all of those looking to make some rag jewelry, here you go.
First of all, I wanted to show you where this idea stemmed from. This is a photo from TOAST. A super cool catalog. With super cool photography. I, of course, fell in love with her bracelets.
And then, some girls at the pool where making them. And one sweet girl gave me a whole bunch of bandannas and told us to cut what we want.
Cut your bandanna in a strip. About 1 1/2 inches wide. And put that rotary cutter down. No perfect cuts here. Just use scissors and make sure you cut it all "choppy". (It will fray better.) Kids do a great job at this. Just don't give them your sharp ginghers.
Then, get the strip wet. I lied to my children and told them that they work best if you use a natural body of water. A lake. A river. A creek. An ocean. A pool. (Not natural? Really?)
And then, twist. It works really great if you put one end in your mouth. And hold it with your teeth. And then hold the other end, and start twisting. Not too tight, or it will curl. And not too loose, or it will lay too flat.
And then tie it on the body part of choice. Wrist, ankle, or neck. I am sticking to my wrist, but Libby now has every spot covered. DO NOT TIE TOO TIGHT. They shrink a little when they dry.
Then, cut the excess fabric from the knot, and let the fraying begin!