Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Girls Camp Craft: Pendant Charm Bracelet

I was planning on posting about this a month ago. Then when I went in to put a final edit on here and schedule it to post, somehow my ancient laptop glitched out and I accidentally deleted the whole thing and couldn't get it back.

*facepalm*

I've finally gotten over the frustration of that and decided to rewrite the post. So here we go again.

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You may recall that I was the craft leader at our annual Girls Camp back in July. Here's another crafts the girls made.


Pendant Bracelets





These were fun and super easy to make. We already had embroidery floss from the headbands we made, so we used it in this craft as well.



I'd found these fun pendants at various craft stores and had this simple craft easily planned out.



A few tips and tricks with these bracelets:

We used lobster claw clasps so that the girls could take these bracelets off as they wanted/needed to. I put split rings on each clasp and used another as a closure. It made them easy to tie on (we just used square knots).


Put some simple little beads on the ends. It makes for a fun little fringe, plus you can hold the bracelet around your wrist with your fingers while putting it on yourself.

If there are small holes that are tricky to get the embroidery floss through, use a needle threader. Put the threader through the hole, slip the floss through the threader, and then pull the threader with the floss through the tiny hole. Just be sure to plan out if you need a single strand or doubly strand of embroidery floss through the hole and use the needle threader accordingly.



I love planning easy crafts so that no matter what skill set each young woman has, she can participate. I'm also always excited to see how creative some of the girls can get with such a basic idea.

And they did not disappoint this year!



Such a fun and simple craft! And it can be as colorful or monochromatic as you want it to be--completely customize-able to yourself.

9 comments:

  1. I love that the girls are wearing theirs all the time.

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    1. Me too! It's reassuring for me to know that they actually liked the crafts we did this year. Gives me hope for the coming years at camp!

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  2. So Cute! I just found your blog! So creative!

    New Follower Here!
    -Hannah

    thirstyworlddesigns.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and following, Hannah! I'll be checking out your blog shortly. :)

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  3. These are so cute! I'm definitely going to have to try this.

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    1. Go for it! I'd love to see what you come up with when you do!

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  4. Simple and beautiful. I love them Janae! xoxo

    Gwen @ www.alittleunhinged.com

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  5. Wow! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for linking up with Amanda and me for Two Girls and a Pin http://britpins.blogspot.com/2012/08/two-girls-and-pin-diy-washer-bracelets.html (back in August). Her and I have both been going through so much and haven't had time to do much in the blog world. But I wanted to let you know, you've won a featured post on my website! My schedule is pretty open, so email me at pinterestaholic (at) gmail (dot) com with html for a post and I'll get it up ASAP. It can be anything you want (recipe, craft, introduce yourself...anything!) Congrats!!

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