As mentioned, I’m addicted to Pinterest. The site offers some great DIY ideas, among a ton of other things. I personally love jewelry, and after seeing a few cool ideas I decided to put myself into action. It’s super easy, but time consuming, so you’ll need quite some patience for this!
I started off with getting some of those little disks you have between the surface and the screw when you, well, screw things. I had some laying around, but if you don’t I’m sure they’re pretty cheap at a handyman’s store. I also found some thread in different colors. I would recommend you to use yarn instead, which is a bit thicker, because with ordinary thread it took FOREVER. Just a little tip.
The actual principle is super easy. You just cut a long piece of thread, knot it and start to twine it. When you run out of thread, just tie it together with a new one and keep on going. I was messy and just wrapped it around, using enough thread so that eventually everything was covered. You could be more precise and just use one layer all the way around, but then you have to have a lot of patience. With my way of doing it, each disk took about 2-3 episodes of Criminal Minds to complete (Yes, that is a valid way to measure time, shush!).
Once you’re satisfied with the result, tie it together and use some clear nail polish to seal the knot. When you’re finished with the disks you want, tie them together somehow (use your imagination) and then loop a necklace through the top one. Done!
I suppose you could do different designs or bracelets with the same principle, just go with what you want to do! It takes time and effort, but it’s a cheap craft with a great result.
Easy peasy squeeze the lemon! 😀