Blue Crush Wrap Bracelet

I’m totally a summer surfer chick. I hate winter, wetsuits, and the snot sniffles from cold wind and water. Easter’s almost here, which means we finally get to shake the snowbirds and tourists and log some serious morning longboard sessions. Schweet.

I’ll be thinking of my favorite fun summertime surfer chick movie, Blue Crush, and I’ll imagine that every mackin’ one foot wave I catch is Pipeline’s Wave of the Day. To complete my vision, I’ll make my knockoff version of the prop bracelet Ann-Marie wears in the movie just so I can get into my summertime frame of mind….

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Now, that’s some serious hemp….

For reference, I looked at the movie poster, stills from the movie, and even found a blog post that had a close up of the actual bracelet from the movie. It is a wrap style bracelet, so it’s one long piece of knotting wrapped around the wrist to look like several stacked bracelets. Soooo way cool, duuuude.

Heres the closeup of the actual bracelet from the Blue Crush movie:
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Supplies:

  • Hemp twine
  • Medium size glass or gemstone beads
  • Small to medium size bone beads
  • Two hole button for toggle closure
  • Glue (optional to secure knots)
  • Work surface (a clipboard or thick foam works well)
  • Clips or pins to hold your work in place while you knot

For info on the types of knots I used in this project, check out my little guide.

Here’s a picture walkthrough of the steps I did, but of course, you can mix it up to your surfy taste.

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Standard hemp twine and assortment of glass and bone beads similar to the ones in her bracelet

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Attaching the two hole button and securing with a simple overhand knot

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Using one LONG piece of hemp, I made a square knot sinnet a few inches down before stringing the first bead on

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Continuing on with the square knot sinnet for an inch before stringing a bone bead on

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The next section is made using a series of half hitches, creating a spiral sinnet

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In this section, I used the blue glass beads, similar to how the movie bracelet looks

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In the next sections, I went back to the square knot sinnet and strung the other beads on at various intervals

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For the closure, loop on another piece of hemp and make overhand knots at intervals to allow the toggle to pass through. This also allows you to adjust the size

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I had to make this pretty freakin’ long to wrap around my wrist 4 times like hers did, so it could also be a necklace

Done!

So, let’s see if I can make this look surfy enough to get me some cred going…..

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Feeling the surfiness…..

I might not be ready to win at the Pipeline Masters, but I’m always ready for fun in da sun, which is all I want on my Bucket List….

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Don’t call them nuthuggers….they’re his “Tadatadas”!

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