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Topic: French-Knit Copper and Leather Bracelet  (Read 3823 times)
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« on: June 04, 2012 11:33:08 PM »

Hello, Craftster!  This is my first day here, so you'll have to put up with image links instead of embeds -- sorry!

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I've been sick for the past 8 days, so I decided to work on my wire skills whilst stuck at home.  This isn't the first time I've tried French/spool-knitting before, but it's the first time I've done it around a core.

In this case, the core is leather (Latigo lace); the knitted wire is 26 gauge copper.  I bound the leather ends into loops with some 24 gauge copper and made a clasp out of hammered 20 gauge copper.  The clasp is permanently fastened to the bracelet on one end and hooks in to the other end.  I've found it delightfully easy to get on one-handed, and it seems to stay on pretty well.  It's also long enough to wear as a choker.

Tools: Old wooden spool w/ 4 nails, 2 3/4 mm crochet hook.

There's a couple more views, including a closeup of the knit, on my deviantArt account.

If you have any questions about materials or process, I will do my best to answer them.  Otherwise, all comments, criticism, and advice are much appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2012 03:02:10 PM »

Welcome! That looks so neat!
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2012 04:54:07 PM »

Thank you!

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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2012 11:33:35 PM »

That is a great idea.  Love the look of it

« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2012 07:13:39 AM »

Wow. That is so pretty! It must have taken forever!!
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2012 12:58:51 PM »

It took about 4 hours to complete because I was so afraid of dropping/breaking a stitch.

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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2012 08:34:21 AM »

Very unusual ( in a good way, lol) and very pretty.

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