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Bookmark/Bracelet Set
These are instructions on how to embroider the designs from the Bookmark/Bracelet Set.

Both designs come in 3 sizes to fit different wrists. All designs fit into a standard large hoop (5" x 7").
Screen-shot of the design

Photo of design stitch-outs and finished bracelets.
Celtic Bracelet A:
Stitches: 13860
Size: 71 x 169 mm
Colors: 5/5
Rose Bracelet A:
Stitches: 15492
Size: 71 x 169 mm
Colors: 6/8
Celtic Bracelet B:
Stitches: 14594
Size: 75 x 179 mm
Colors: 5/5
Rose Bracelet B:
Stitches: 16058
Size: 75 x 179 mm
Colors 6/7
Celtic Bracelet C:
Stitches: 15263
Size: 120 x 175 mm (please note that this is the file size; the bracelet is actually 190 mm long)
Colors: 5/5
Rose Bracelet C:
Stitches: 16618
Size: 122 x 174 mm (please note that this is the file size; the bracelet is actually 190 mm long)
Colors: 6/8

You will need :
  • embroidery thread,
  • wash-away mesh stabilizer,
  • polyester craft felt,
  • any fabric of your choice for applique,
  • applique scissors,
  • jewelry supplies and tools: pliers, ribbon ends and bracelet clasps.

Celtic Bracelet / Bookmark
Hoop 1-2 layers of water-soluble mesh. Upload the file into the machine. Start it. The first color will embroider the outline of the bracelet over the stabilizer..
Cover the outline with a piece of felt. Start the machine, it will embroider the same outline and some details inside the outline over the felt.
Cover the outline with a piece of felt. Start the machine, it will embroider the same outline and some details inside the outline over the felt.

With a pair of sharp scissors cut away the felt around the outline, then between the lines as shown on the picture below. Take care not to cut through the stabilizer and stitches.
cut away the felt around the outline, then between the lines as shown on the picture.

Return the hoop to the machine and cover the stitch-out with a piece of cotton fabric. Start the machine. It will embroider the same motif over the fabric.
Cover the stitch-out with a piece of cotton fabric

With a pair of sharp scissors cut away the fabric around the outline and between the parallel lines as in the previous step.
Return the hoop to the machine. The next color will finish all raw edges.
The last color will embroider the Celtic motif. Choose any colors you like.
Finished stitch-out of the design.

Cut the wash-away stabilizer close to the stitches. Wash out the remainder, spread on a flat suface and leave to air dry.
Finished stitch-out of the design with stabilizer removed.

You can choose to embroider the bracelet without applique fabric, using only felt, like our black stitch-out. You can further decorate the bracelets with crystals, rhinestones, beads, etc.
Finished stitch-out of the design.

The Rose Bracelet / Bookmark.
The embroidery technique of this bracelet slightly differs from the Celtic bracelet.
Hoop 1-2 layers of water-soluble mesh. Upload the file into the machine. Start it. The first color will embroider the outline of the bracelet over the stabilizer.
Cover the outline with a piece of felt. Start the machine, it will embroider the same outline and some details inside the outline over the felt.
Cover the outline with a piece of felt.

With a pair of sharp scissors, cut away the felt around the outline, then between the lines as shown on the picture below. Take care not to cut through the stabilizer and stitches.
cut away the felt around the outline, then between the lines as shown on the picture
Return the hoop to the machine, start it. It will finish the raw outer edges of the bracelet.
Stitch-out with outer edges finished.
Cover the stitch-out with a piece of applique fabric. Start the machine. It will embroider the outline of the central part.
Cover the stitch-out with a piece of applique fabric.
With a pair of sharp scissors cut away the excess fabric around the outline.
Cut away the excess fabric around the outline.
The next, 5th, color will embroider the bridges. The 6th color will finish the raw edges. You can use the same thread, or change colors if you wish.
The 7th color will embroider the leaves, and the 8th - roses.
Finished embroidery.
Finished embroidery woth removed stabilizer.
Making Bracelets:
Our stitch-outs can be used as bookmarks, or you can turn them into bracelets.
You will need some jewelry tools and supplies.
Jewelry tools and supplies to make the bracelets.
First attach ribbon ends:
Photo showing how to attach the ribbon end.
Then attach clasps. There are a lot of choice of clasps in craft stores, ypu can use whichever you like.

You can also use small embellishments, like crystals, beads, rhinestones, etc.
Bracelets with attached clasps.
Enjoy!
FInished bracelets

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