Monday, 17 February 2014

Brazilian Bracelets

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brazilian bracelets review

Florence Bellot (2014) | Find it on The Book Depository

Brazilian Bracelets is a friendship bracelet and hair wrap tutorial book aimed at the children’s market. Within this 64-page book you will find instructions to guide you through creating over 15 different designs.

For each one you will find an illustrated step-by-step, and although I usually find video tutorials much easier to follow these are simple enough to make yourself a new bracelet in no time. Each design also comes with guidance measurements for approximate lengths of thread needed, shown in both centimetres and inches.

Alongside the illustrated guides the book also features large colourful photographs of the final piece, often showcasing several different colour combinations to inspire readers. At the end of the book you will find blank pages for adding notes and listing favourite colour combinations – a great little interactive element for kids.

Personally, as someone who has made friendship bracelets before, I would have loved to have seen a few more unusual designs included but I still enjoyed using these tutorials (see examples of finished bracelets above). Brazilian Bracelets is a great little craft book for kids, as well as adults who are complete beginners to the craft.
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