Friday, 11 June 2010

Primark to the Rescue - Wooden Beaded Bracelets

You're going to think I am quite mad now …. but believe me, it’s cheaper to buy a new multicoloured wooden beaded necklace from Primark and take it  apart  than to buy  beads or a bead  kit from a craft shop!
Primark wooden bead necklace
The summer fete season is coming up and I wanted to make a few bracelets for a stall, but when I went to buy some wooden beads they cost a small fortune and they weren’t even nice colours!  But then, as I was meandering round Primark, I spyed exactly what I wanted for £4, nuff said, another bargain bagged!
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I have added a few beads that I had already had and so far have made 20 bracelets – with enough left for another ten at least.

Bracelets
I know they are nothing special, but put a couple together and they look pretty cute, and for the fashionistas amongst us, they are in this seasons colours!

12 comments:

Angie said...

Those are such pretty braclets ...and I thnk you are right ...beads cost a lot from beds shops

Di said...

Well done Helen, i used to make jewellery until the beads rocketed in price. Then i discovered paper! Lovely bracelets. Di.xx

K said...

I love primark for their beads, I mean necklaces, lol. Grabbed some pearl ones the other day. Also loads of beads on a several bracelets all tied together for just a quid!

RosieB said...

These are so pretty! I might try something similar for my sister's twice yearly charity tombola

Crafty JuJu said...

Gorgeous bracelets :) Your not alone with this one I do the same :D also I always have a look around shops when its 75% as you can pick up some bargins ;D x

Lou and Mel said...

Another excellent idea! The kids will love them!

Kaz said...

gorgoues!!!love the fruity colours too xx

craftymum said...

Hi Helen
I think we are twins separted at birth! This is exactly what I do too. Wec really must meet up.
Love sarah XXX

sh3ri3 said...

Love them! I have seen so many people buying them and each time i wonder how many have bought them to take apart and create. Good luck with your stall xx

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Oooo pretty :D
I love altering jewellery in to something new :D
J xx

Heather said...

Ooohh so much nicer than Pimark ones lol :0)

Paula Gale said...

Brilliant and inspired. I daren't go into Primark anymore cos all I end up buying are things like this... the only difference is, I don't have a reason to buy them as i don't do any fetes.

Paula x x x