Big Bang Theory Charm Bracelet

Well, besides Downton Abbey, you probably know that I love The Big Bang Theory.  When Season 7 premiered, I got together with some wonderful bloggy friends to put together a collection of wonderful Big Bang Theory crafts.  Well I had such a great time making the shirt, and I’ve enjoyed making several charm bracelets before, including one that is based on a movie that I got to thinking…  I needed to make a Big Bang Theory Charm Bracelet.  This is a very quick and easy craft to do, and all you need are some beads and charms that represent the Big Bang Theory.

Do you love the Big Bang Theory? Make this easy Big Bang Theory Charm Bracelet for yourself. Just choose a charm to represent each character and follow this tutorial!

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Fan Charm Bracelet Tutorial {Summer Swim League Swag}

I was lucky enough to be able to have a guest post over at Alderberry Hill a couple of weeks ago!   I’m just starting to get my feet wet with jewelry making, but I’ve always loved charms and beads. When I was a little girl, my mother had this beautiful silver charm bracelet that she got on her sixteenth birthday, and I loved to take it out of her jewelry box and admire it.  I always wanted one just like hers, but never had one.  However, this summer is my chance!  I made my own charm bracelet!

My Mom Made That: Summer Swim Leauge Button

As you probably know from my other Swim League Swap posts, swimming is big in the months of May and June around here.  Frog is a swimmer, and not being much of an athlete, I am a big sports mom!  I love being able to get out there and cheer for him.  Watching your child compete is a thrill of excitement and fear unlike anything else I’ve ever experienced.  I wanted to make some cool swag that I could wear to show my support of Frog’s swimming prowess, so I made a Swim Team Fan Charm Bracelet for myself!  This project can be personalized and tailored to any sport, just change up the team colors, and charms you use.

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Paracord Survival Bracelets {Summer Swim League Swag}

Well, I’ve finally found a crafty hobby that has a large following of boys and men: Paracord Survival Bracelets!   When I decided to teach myself some of the basic paracord bracelet weaving techniques, I discovered dozens of tutorials made by men!  Now that I’ve made a few, I’m obsessed as well.  They are manly friendship bracelets.  Seriously, I looked into why the military might use them, and why they were being sold in my local Boy Scout shops, and I learned a bit about their history.  Paracord is extremely durable and strong cording, but it is also very lightweight.  It is always good to have a length of rope on you in case of an emergency, so paracord bracelets were a way for the military to easily carry several yards of strong cording with them.  There are dozens of different patterns and knotting techniques that you can use to make these bracelets, and I ended up making 3 different bracelets for the Frog.  I made them in his team colors, so that they would match his other swim league swag.
My Mom Made That: Paracord Survival Bracelets in Child's Team Colors
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