You may know that I have started a year-long challenge at my other blog, 365 Sewn Hearts. The heart I posted there today is made to go on one of my scrappy braided fabric bracelets. I just finished the bracelet and added the heart--here it is:
I chose the colors for the fabric bracelet to compliment the heart charm.
The heart is two layers of wool felt, with seed beads and embroidery floss decorations. I made a matching bracelet by simply stringing beads on stretchy beading cord. I like the combination of the hard, shiny beads with the soft fabric.
I'm excited that I thought of this; the charms I had been using on these bracelets (metal discs with a single word like "love", or "hope") were fine, but I like having the whole thing hand-made, especially if I am giving it as a gift or sending it in a swap. The charm would look good as a circle too; and I could embroider a word or phrase or an initial instead of the flower. Feel free to borrow this idea--then tell me what you made!