GSG Kits Available For Pre-Order

Anodized Aluminum 5-Kit Bundle + Stainless Steel/Bronze Cuff

y early August, you’ll be able to purchase GSG kits in the B3 Etsy shop, woo-hoo! As usual, I’m offering special Early Bird Bundles.

Here’s how it works:

Through June 27, you can pre-order an anodized aluminum 5-kit bundle and/or a special stainless steel and bronze cuff. Because the bundles are pre-order, they won’t sell out!

As a special bonus with the anodized aluminum bundle, you can order additional custom-color kits. Choose from more than 30 color options!

After you pre-order, hang tight for a few weeks and then enjoy the colorful bounty when your package arrives!

Please note that if you’re just looking for 1 or 2 kits, the à la carte kits will be released near the beginning of August.

Reversible Rondo a La Byzantine Project

Combine Bright Greens, Cool Blues and Vivid Pinks To Make This Reversible Cuff

The popular Rondo a la Byzantine cuff is now available in a new limited-edition color combination: Spring Blossoms on one side and Oceanside on the reverse.

Use the diagram below to position the colors in your kit. All bags (except for the clasp) are labeled with their color name.

Purchase kits in the B3 Etsy shop while supplies last. I’ll restock the kits once, so if you miss the initial offering, sign up for the wait list to be notified when the restock is available.

You’ll need instructions for Rondo a la Byzantine, too. Be sure you’re comfortable following the diagram below in order to correctly position your colors, as the instructions DO NOT include step by steps for this colorway. (Note: If you swap the position of certain colors, you may not have enough rings in your kit to complete your project; the kits were designed to complete the project as shown).

 

 

 

 

New Zeela Variation Kits Available

Level Up Your Zeela Pattern With This Modification

The Zeela weave has received a facelift for 2021! This new variation adds a column of rings along the spine of the weave, filling in negative space and giving you added color possibilities.

Purchase kits in the B3 Etsy shop, currently available in 2 colorways: Neutral Grey or Unicorn.

You’ll need instructions for Zeela, too. Once you’ve completed the basic bracelet, follow the modification below to complete the variation. The free modification instructions are available for both right-handers  and left-handers.

Happy weaving!

 

 

 

 

Colorful European 4-in-1 Rubbermaille Bracelet

Follow This Chart To Size Your Bracelet

Welcome to the final post in the 3-part Rubber Rainbow series. Do check out the previous posts on Rubber Barrel weave and Half Persian 3-in-1. Using the same size rings, you can also create European 4-in-1. See below for sizing and color tips for Euro 4-in-1 bracelets.

If you’d like to make your own rubbermaille piece, check out the rubber rainbow kits and the European 4-in-1 (Mesh) tutorial in the B3 Etsy shop. Each rainbow pack is enough for 2-3 bracelets, depending upon size and weave.

 

European 4-in-1 Measurements

In the images and chart below, 1 unit of Euro 4-1 consists of 1 metal ring + 2 rubber rings of the same color.

Ring size is L16 – 16 SWG (1.6 mm) 1/4″ (6.4 mm) AR approx 4.2

For a very small bracelet, you’ll need 24 units. One option is to use 8 colors and repeat each color 3 times:

For a medium size bracelet, you’ll need 30 units. One option is to use 5 colors, and repeat each color 6 times. (See color tip below the image)

Color Tip

The medium bracelet above uses 5 colors, and honestly, it isn’t very rainbow-y. I feel as though a minimum of 6 colors are needed in order to achieve the best rainbow look. If just using 6 colors, I recommend yellow/chartruese, orange, pink (or red), purple, turquoise (or blue) and green.

If you’re not looking to create a rainbow and instead want to cycle through a series of colors, you can still use the chart for color planning purposes. If you have 3 colors, and would like to create a medium size bracelet, your top choices are 27 or 30 units. Let’s say you choose 30 units. Divide the total number of units by 3 in order to determine how many “reps” of each color you need. In this example: 30 ÷ 3 = 10 reps. This means you’ll need 10×1 metal rings + 10×2 rubber rings in each color. In other words, 10 metal rings and 20 rubber rings in each of 3 colors, for a grand total of 30 metal rings and 60 rubber rings.

 

Below is a complete chart for bracelets from a very small size (5″) all the way up to a very large size (10.5″).

Remember that rubber stretches. If you’re trying to fit a 7.5″ wrist, you can opt for 30 units for a snug fit, or 32—or more!—units for a looser fit.

If you’d like to create an “in between” size not detailed on the chart below, refer to the Rainbow Barrel blog post Sizing Tip, as it also applies to European 4-in-1.

The Rubber Rainbow kits in the B3 Etsy shop have 8 colors of coordinating rubber and anodized aluminum jump rings, allowing you to create any of the rainbow patterns outlined in the chart above.

Be sure to check out the other posts in this series, all of which use the same ring size:
Rubber Half Persian 3-in-1
Rubber Barrel

Questions? Leave a comment below to get a response from yours truly. 😊
Happy weaving!

 

 

 

 

Rubber Half Persian 3-in-1 Bracelets

Create A Seamless Rainbow

Using the same rings as in the previous post on Rubber Barrel weave, you can make Half Persian 3-in-1. See below for sizing and color placement tips.

If you’d like to tackle this project, check out the rubber rainbow kits and the Half Persian 3-in-1 tutorial in the B3 Etsy shop. Each rainbow pack is enough for 2-3 bracelets, depending upon size and weave.

 

Half Persian 3-1 Measurements

In the images and chart below, 1 unit of HP3-1 consists of 1 metal ring + 1 rubber ring of the same color.

Ring size is L16 – 16 SWG (1.6 mm) 1/4″ (6.4 mm) AR approx 4.2

For a small bracelet, you’ll need 32 units. One option is to use 8 colors and repeat each color 4 times:

For a large size bracelet, you’ll need 42 units. One option is to use 7 colors, and repeat each color 6 times.

Color Placement Tip

There are 2 main ways to position the color: each unit can contain the same color, or you can stagger the color so that a single unit contains 2 adjacent colors. This is a very minor adjustment and not noticeable to most people. I know some crafters are very particular about placement (y’all are my peeps!) so in case that’s you, I hope you find this info helpful!

If you’d like each unit to contain the same color:

As you weave step 3 of the tutorial, the open ring matches the final rubber ring on your piece, and the “closed” rubber ring is the next color. Repeat that orientation throughout. (The “size small” bracelet in the PDF chart uses this color placement.)

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Or, if you’d like each unit to contain staggered colors:

As you weave and repeat step 3 of the tutorial, the open and closed ring are the same color. (The “size large” bracelet in the PDF chart uses a staggered color placement.)

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Below is a complete chart for bracelets from a very small size (5.25″) all the way up to a very large size (9.25″).

Remember that rubber stretches. If you’re trying to fit a 7.5″ wrist, you can opt for 36 units for a snug fit, or 40—or more!—units for a loose fit.

Refer to the Rainbow Barrel blog post for a Sizing Tip that also applies to Half Persian 3-1.

The Rubber Rainbow kits in the B3 Etsy shop have 8 colors of coordinating rubber and anodized aluminum jump rings, allowing you to create any of the rainbow patterns outlined in the chart above.

Be sure to check out the other posts in this series, all of which use the same ring size:
Rubber Barrel
Rubber European 4-in-1

Drop any questions for me in the comments section. Happy weaving!