i love love love yarn shops and i'm fortunate to have a lovely one less than 10 minutes from my home. i'm like a kid in a candy store when i go....the colors, the textures, the accessories; you know what i'm talking about. it's like a welcomed sensory overload. i get that way in stationary stores, hardware shops, spice markets ~ all places that speak to my creative soul.
lately, my creative soul has been loving wrap bracelets and i finally learned how to make the cute beaded kind that are popping up all over the place. let me tell you ~ easy peasey lemon squeezey. make one (or two or ten). they're totally addicting.
seriously, once you make one you want to keep making others. and don't limit yourself to leather and beads. yarn is wonderful for these too. i have tons of leftover skeins from other projects and picked out some pretty teal wool, picked up some size 5 double pointed needles and started knitting an i-cord. if you're not sure about how to do this, just do a search on youtube and you'll find lots of great tutorials. i knew i wanted to felt it so it made it pretty long. to make the closure loop, i just brought the end of the i-cord around secured it with matching thread. and i attached a gorgeous clear vintage glass button to the opposite end. you'll want to do this before you felt it because the when the wool fibers felt up, they tighten around the thread.
i love the look of it, especially with jeans and a cute t-shirt or tank. and it's one of those pieces that looks great whether you're going casual or dressing up. i even wrapped it around my neck a couple of times and it makes a fun necklace! love when a piece of jewelry can be worn different ways.