NEEDLEPOINT BRACELETS
WITH LOTS OF FLAIR!

These stylish needlepoint bracelets are easy to stitch and fun to wear!

Chic cuff bracelets with lots of panache …perfect for any occasion!

Whether your taste is funky, refined or even whimsical, there is one just for you!

And they're also easy to make up …. minimum sewing required!

 




DO YOU LIKE FUNKY BRACELETS?


These ‘Funky’ needlepoint bracelets are dynamic, and youthful with lively cutting-edge colours!

The strong, bold design works well as a 2” wide cuff bracelet, and is very easy to stitch.

Notice how the “loop” edge stitch becomes part of the design.
See below for making up options and tips.

 

Today’s colour combination of acidic yellow, fuchsia and turquoise, with a strong black accent make this bracelet a show-stopper!



A perfect accent to a basic black wardrobe!

Très à la mode!




Or you may prefer………



………a Funkybracelet in an eye-catching range of bright blue, purple and vivid cool green with an accent of bold black.


As your arm moves and turns, you will reveal these different colour combinations!
 


A dramatic accessory to add a special touch to any basic outfit.

 

 

 

 

 


DO YOU LIKE ELEGANT BRACELETS?


 

Why not stitch this elegant bracelet design to wear at your next soirée?

For this Winter Woods’ design, I selected a cool winter palette of mauves, blues and turquoises… with a touch of spring green to give an impression of a new season arriving.

All these colours are accented by abstract shapes of winter trees with their black bark.

  

Notice the subtle gradation of the background colours above from one end of the bracelet to the other.

As you move your arm, this range of subtle colours appears.

This effect is also emphasized by the same soft colour range repeated on the ‘loop’ edge stitch. Again see below for making up tips.




DO YOU LIKE WHIMSICAL BRACELETS?




Why not stitch this fun, whimsical flirtatious design adapted from Matisse’s “La Perruche et la Sirène.

I had a smile on my face all the time I was stitching it!

 

Lively rhythmic shapes ‘move’ around this needlepoint bracelet in a striking range of primary colours.

It’s a nostalgic, romantic design from the mid-20th century, with background colours of soft grey and taupe to up-date it.

Again I used the same vivid colours on the “loop” edge stitch to incorporate the edge into the overall design.

Notice on the photo at right I added a small mauve button and pale grey elastic as the fastening method. See below for other making up tips.

 

 


MAKING UP TIPS


I’ve looked at other sites on how they’ve made up their bracelets, and found many of them too complicated for my taste.

I wanted to create these needlepoint bracelets with the minimum of sewing required…. in fact, the only sewing I did was sewing on the buttons!


LOOP EDGE STITCH

 To finish all the edges of these bracelets, I opted for the “loop” edge stitch, just as I had recommended for the free napkin ring design for the VIVA ZIVA! newsletter #1004.

I’ve also included a diagram of this stitch on the sewing needlepoint page on this site.

It’s an easy stitch to do, and finishes the edges beautifully so that no canvas is visible. I’ve incorporated it into the design of all the bracelets  here.

 


FINISHING TIPS

After you have finished the loop edge stitch, you can assemble the bracelet.

There are several options possible:

  • The bracelet photos above left and on the model show 4 decorative buttons sewn on the bracelet corners with black elastic used to fasten the two ends. I used fabric glue to fasten the elastic and the black lining onto the back of the tapestry.    

            

  • OR you could sew just 1 button in the centre of one end (see Matisse bracelet above) and glue a loop of elastic onto the back of the two corners (or the middle) of the other end of the tapestry. Then you can line it using fabric glue.
  • OR you can purchase a 2” cuff bracelet blank (I ordered it from the internet) and attach the needlepoint canvas to it with double face tape.
    You can line (with fabric glue) the inside of the bracelet blank first if you want to hide the metal. (See bracelet photo above right)
  • OR you could use Velcro for the fastening just as I did for the free needlepoint bracelet design for the first VIVA ZIVA! newsletter.
    This option will require a bit more sewing.

  • OR you could attach a small brooch or pin instead of a button, to give it a look all your own.


Lots of choices for making up that perfect needlepoint bracelet!

I had so much fun designing and stitching these cuff needlepoint bracelets that I’m definitely going to design and make more this year!
I hope you enjoy them as much as I have!

 

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