Tuesday, June 26, 2012

blue bracelet not just for Fridays anymore

so i have a blue bracelet that i try to remember to wear every friday.  i got it from my local Canadian Diabetes Assoc. chapter.  it is the blue, ACT NOW ON DIABETES bracelets put out by the IDF.
unfortunately, it is a little too big for my writst.

my daughter was using yarn the other day to make a bracelet.  using some macrame knots, she came up with a bracelet for hereself which got me to thinking. 

using blue yarn and a blue bead, i could create my own blue bracelet!  i could wear it every day as a symbol of my diabetes.

so to the internet i went in search of macrame bracelets, to see if i could find one that i liked.  there are many different types of knots that can be incorporated into a bracelet.   i finally found one that i liked and was fairly easy to create. 

next i went to Walmart and bought some blue yarn and beads.  i spent about an hour creating my bracelet.  it was pretty simple once i got the hang of it!

basically it is just a series of square knots, a bead, and more square knots.  it is comfortable to wear and can be slipped off easily. 

today i am going to Micheals to get some different thread and smaller beads.  perhaps a blue circle like my pin.

  then i am going to make another using a different type of knot.  we'll see how that turns out!


  1. Artistic and talented with jewelry. I'm impressed!

  2. I'm so excited to see what you come up with! I love the idea of a crochet blue bracelet!!

  3. Oooohhh, I love it!! I have tons of blue yarn and blue beads. Do you have a link to the pattern you used?

  4. Very cool! The IDF bracelets are too big for me too. I love the idea of making your own. Maybe I'll try to make one too!