2SnapsUp.. Making Peyote Bracelets

The snaps work great on these two drop peyote bracelets. But only by accident did I find out.


I wanted to try regular snaps, the kind you sew on clothing, instead of a jewelry clasp.  I was sewing away, in my own little peyote world, half watching and half listening to the TV when I realized I had sewn both sides of the snap on the underside of the bracelet. Hello!! How ya goin’ wear it now? I would have to pinch the ends together to snap. That would look really stupid. And I was NOT taking all that thread out.

Lightbulb!! I get a lot of lightbulbs appearing over my head. I must look like an idiot like that Arby’s man. The solution was to add another snap on top of the one already sewn!! I used a small jump ring to connect the ends of the second snap. To remove the bracelet, just unsnap one side. It works great. And I love how it does not add any additional length to the bracelet.





Here’s how the snap looks.

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So… these three are done.  Next up, the half finished Rivoli bracelet. Before I go off into the night sewing on my neglected Janome.


The directions for this bracelet can be found in Beadwork Creates Bracelets, pages 11-13. Lucy’s Purple by Lucy Elle.

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6 comments on “2SnapsUp.. Making Peyote Bracelets

  1. Quilty says:

    Just as well for lightbulbs! A very clever little fix. Methinks you’ve invented a new finding. 😀

    That purple and pink one looks just like mine. They are all very nice, but I like the coppery coloured one best. 🙂

  2. don_mae says:

    Thanks!! I like that one too. Instead of all these beading classes I have been taking, I need to sign up for a photo taking class. I have so much trouble getting a clear steady picture.

  3. Belinda says:

    There are no mistakes–just design opportunities. 😉

    I think you have invented a nice new closure for those bracelets. 😀

  4. don_mae says:

    Get back here. You can’t just leave a smile. LOL!!

    Thanks, Belinda. It works for me.

  5. alex says:

    Lovely bracelets…i’ve just started beading again …I made a peyote ring for myself. I am thinking I might make a bracelet next.

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