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.
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.