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What do you use to hold down your bracelet when you make it? by bbydoll_kirby 13 years ago

Right now I've been just pining them to my pants with a safety pin, but with the more complicated patterns it gets really hard. Or sometimes I don't tie the bracelet until the end to make ends for it.
So for when I don't want to tie the bracelet right away, what should I use?

RE: What do you use to hold down your bracelet when you make it? by IPF 13 years ago

you could make a knot with all the threads (that's easily undone) - leaving enough thread to make braids or a macrame ending - and still pin them to your pants with a safety pin. If you are making a gbracelet that is really wide, then just divide your threads in hald and make two big knots, using two safety pins and pinning them close to each other.

RE: What do you use to hold down your bracelet when you make it? by morgian_le_faye 13 years ago

I use a clipboard. I used to swear by the safety pin to my pants method, but the clipboard is so much nicer on my back. It also makes bigger patterns much easier.

RE: What do you use to hold down your bracelet when you make it? by IPF 13 years ago

My jeans were really used after a while :-) So now I use an old sweat band (like tennis players use, for example) and put that around my legs. Never thought about using a clipboard. That's a good idea! Thanks.

RE: What do you use to hold down your bracelet when you make it? by taytay98 13 years ago

I use a clipboard. It has two pocket which I can put unfinished bracelets in. I carry it with me almost everywhere. It's not to big and easy to use

RE: What do you use to hold down your bracelet when you make it? by Gimpy1340 13 years ago

How do you keep the clip board from moving when you pull the knots tight?

RE: What do you use to hold down your bracelet when you make it? by Court 13 years ago

I just tape the end to a table and sit down and tie the whole bracelet. It is easy that way.

RE: What do you use to hold down your bracelet when you make it? by morgian_le_faye 13 years ago

Mine sits still in my lap. I was really worried it'd move a lot, but I started using it a week ago. The clipboard doesn't move, and my bracelets come out much nicer. It's also easier to replace threads with a clipboard.

RE: What do you use to hold down your bracelet when you make it? by kristiiinejoy 13 years ago

i loosely knot the end of it for the first two or three layers then undo the knot so i can do whatever i want to the ends of them.
i also use a clip board, its so much easier since i can take it anywhere i want.
hope this helps!!

RE: What do you use to hold down your bracelet when you make it? by Tzonki 13 years ago

I use the the box of one of my computer games. :) it holds the threads very well

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