This cheerful bracelet features a ceramic cat button together with a mix of seed beads, including different shades and finishes of blue. The braid is made on the round kumihimo disk and the bracelet is completed with a button hole fastening with a binding or a tassel. All the materials needed to make one bracelet are included, apart from a drop of glue to seal the binding.
Additional equipment required – round kumihimo disk, 50g weight or bag of coins to that weight, a drop of glue, such as all-purpose glue (eg UHU), fabric glue, clear nail polish or a fray prevention product
Skills required – ability to braid on the round disk and to add beads. Links to instructions are included.
Tutorial – Full instructions for a button fastening bracelet
Button – The hand-made cat button is made by Incomparable Buttons, which is a community business in South Africa, employing local women and using environmentally friendly materials and production processes. Each button has its own individual character, so the illustration can only be a guide, but each one has been chosen by me!
Seed beads, size 8 – The beads are a carefully selected mix of Miyuki seed beads in tones of blue, including a variety of different shades and finishes. This is enough for ONE bracelet
Cord – S-Lon 0.5mm/Tex 210
Needles – sewing needle and large-eye needle
Threading Loop and stop beads – small details which make a difference!
Shipping – Regular international airmail is used for international shipping and this is not tracked. Although most packages will take approximately 2-3 weeks to arrive they can take longer, so you may need to be patient. If you wish to pay extra for tracked mail please make this clear in the comments section.
If multiple products are purchased it is sometimes possible to make a saving on shipping and will be issued as a Paypal refund