My niece, Kathleen and I are addicted to the bracelets on Pinterest. On a recent trip, we went on a tour of Coor’s in Golden CO. In the gift shop they had a “beer tab” bracelet. I though it looked like something we could make.
This bracelet was put together with elastic. I looked on Pinterest and found one using ribbon and thought I would try the ribbon version.
You will need:
ribbon @ 26″
@ 13 pop or beer tabs
I don’t drink beer, but I am a Coke Zero addict, so I had plenty on hand. (Note to self: ask Terri to save her’s for me) I decided to use two colors of ribbon. The green and white one is for Kathleen, since she goes to Ohio University and the orange and navy one is for my daughter’s friend who lives in FL. You can choose school colors or colors to match your outfit.
Thread the ribbon through the tab, by putting safety pins on the ends of ribbon. Pay close attention when you are threading the tab. Keep like ends of the tabs in the same position and have the top side of the tabs facing you as you are weaving . This keeps the sharp side next to the ribbons, so it doesn’t scratch your arm.
Put the first tab on going under the ribbon. Put the rest of the tabs going through the top of the ribbon as pictured.
Now you will begin weaving the ribbon. Follow the picture. Weave the ribbon over the second tab and down through the hole in the first tab as pictured.
Pull the tabs together and this is what it should look like. Now bring the ribbon up through the bottom of the second tab and then over the third tab and continue until the bracelet fits your wrist. I think I started with @ 24″ of ribbon and I used 13 tabs. I just wanted the tabs on the top and I tied the bracelet on the back.
This shows the next step. Threading the ribbon up through the second tab using the safety-pin.
Just keep repeating the steps until the bracelet fits your wrist.