Les Nereides Knockoff Tutorial;
Pom Pom Bracelet
I’m a huge fan of Les Nereides, a quirky French jewellery brand. I usually drool over their creations in front of my computer screen and sigh – sigh of admiration and agony, because 1) they are so damn pretty, 2) damn expensive and 3) most of them are impossible for me to recreate. But then I found a cute collection the other day that looked simple enough for me to do the knockoff. Yes!!
Pom poms and a bow? Come on, you know I’m obsessed with both of them!
What you’ll need:
- yarn, about 50 cm
- chain, 30 cm
- thin chain, long enough to fit your button
- 1 jump ring
- trim, 5 cm
- 2 pom poms (for how to make pom poms with a folk, please read this post)
- 1 button
(not in the photo)
- tapestry needle
- needle and thread
- a pair of flat-nose pliers, round-nose pliers
1) Thread both ends of the chain into the jump ring using flat-nose pliers and round-nose pliers.
2) Thread yarn to the tapestry needle, and thread it in the link at the middle of the chain. Make a tight double knot and trim the excess yarn.
3) Arrange the chain so that the links line up straight. Thread the yarn to the next link; enter the needle in the link 1, then exit the needle from the link 2.
4) Enter the needle in the link 3, then exit the needle from the link 4.
5) Repeat the step 3 & 4 to connect the links until you reach 2/3 of the chain, and make tight double knot at the end. Make sure the chain does not twist during the process.
6) Next, thread a needle, and thread it through a pom pom (make sure you sew through the knot in the pom pom that ties yarns together). Enter the needle right next to where the needle exited, and exit out the needle right next to where the needle entered.
7) Sew the pom pom onto the chain.
8) Repeat step 6 and 7 to attach another pom pom.
9) Next, sew the ends of trim together to create a loop.
10) Fold the loop flat and tie the centre of the loop with a thread to create a bow.
11) Sew the bow onto the chain.
12) Sew on the button at the end of the chain.
13) Thread both ends of thin chain to the jump ring, and you’re done!
I love how it turned out, and I’m digging the yarn-threaded-chain more than anything!
Their pom pom collection also includes necklaces and earrings, and I might have a go at making them as well… Greedy, I know, but they are awfully cute I cannot not have them! Hope you enjoyed the tutorial :)