Friday, November 16, 2012

Thrifty Gifty Spotlight: Noodle Bead Bracelets!

If you follow fashion trends (and probably even if you don't) you know how popular the humble bracelet has lately become.  We are seeing them everywhere in all sorts of forms.   One of the biggest hits and one of my favorites is the noodle bead bracelet.  There are many different varieties, but here is my version:

I made mine from pretty colors of waxed cotton cord, with gold and silver plated noodle beads.  Then I glued the cords into sleek little cord ends and used magnetic clasps - my favorite bracelet clasp for ease of use and how clean they look.

But here's the best part: these little beauties pack a lot of value!  You can find the list of supplies here on the project instruction page.  Now, on there, you'll see that the complete supply kit (everything but the tools) will cost you $15.31.  But if you look at the quantities, you'll see that the kit actually gives you enough supplies for two bracelets, which equals $7.66 each.  

Even better than that, though, is that all you need to do is buy an extra package of cord ends and an extra package of noodle beads, and you'll have enough for four bracelets!  With the extra pieces factored in, you can make four bracelets for just $5.02 each.  They'd make a perfect gift for your girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters, nieces, co-workers, or anyone else, and you can make a whole bunch of them in no time!

Another fun thing to mention is that you can add in a second color of waxed cotton cord for $2.75 and make your bracelets two-tone like the red and blue bracelet shown above. 

I'm thinking of having a little crafty party with a few of my friends to make a bunch of these for gifts.  Wouldn't that be fun?  We can just pitch in for a bunch of supplies and go to town!


Gill said...

Thank you for sharing this. I love these bracelets they are lovely and so on trend. I want to make some right now!

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