I am a total dork who still makes arts and crafts that 10yr olds make at camp.
I'm talking FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS BAYBEEEE!
That's right! Those bracelets made of embroidery thread. Thousands of tiny little knots. I'm not very crafty though, I can't make letters or pictures like some people can, although I saw a cute penguin one I wanted to attempt but lost the pattern.
Here's my boxes of rainbow awesome, 2 out of 3 of them. You can't tell, but the rows in the green box have more rows of colours underneath.
And here's where I keep my finished bracelets and the ones I'm working on:
Here's some I made 2 or 3 yrs ago now:
And one for my Oma
And the badboys I currently have left
And the ones I'm working on that I'll finish one day.
I'd love to sell these on Etsy but I'll never get what I think they're worth. You can have people sell fucking tshirt scraps knotted into a "bracelet"
and it'll go for $30, then you have one of these (4 colour one takes 1.5 hrs of knotting) and the price I'm seeing for these and ones 3x as thick go from $3-$12. 4.5 hrs of knotting for $6?!? Are they on glue? I know the strings themselves don't cost much but the hours it takes to make them, seeing the same colours over and over, makes them worth so much more. I made one for my friend who used it as an anklet and lost it in less than a week so I made another and quadruple knotted it. There goes 3 hrs of my life :D
Mini rant done!
So for now I will keep on making them and plopping them into my lil shiny box. My mom usually ends up getting a couple a year. I don't wear them, they'll get wrecked in the warehouse.
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