Post updated on 30/04/2013 - Apologies for the lateness of this update, but despite making films for a living, when I am placed under the spotlight I freak out a bit. It took me much longer than I originally intended to make this video tutorial, but I hope it will help you all. Check the bottom of the post for the link to the video and comments on the how to. :)
In Brazil, Christmas Eve is the big day: you meet your family, exchange gifts at midnight (or as late as you can manage, as it's hard to get the kids to wait) and have the lovely Crimbo feast.
I am not sure if in every Brazilian home it's the same, but at the Brilhante & Camara families it includes not only turkey but also bacalhau (dry salted cod), big chunks of ham that's been cooked in a peach sauce, rice, farofa (cassava flower fried in butter) and... If you're lucky enough to have Auntie Leda around for Christmas, the most delicious pasta with aliche (a type of anchovies) and the amazing "embiulato" - that I am 100% sure is not spelled this way - a dream savoury tart with provolone cheese, olives and different types of salami.
On Christmas day you sleep...
All that introduction to say that it's Christmas!!! I am officially on holiday, after three weeks working on a feature film called Panic, and this post is my Christmas gift for you that waited patiently... M&P is back, with a new crafty idea every other day. I hope you missed it as much as I did :) xx
|Isn't this lovely? And sooooo simple to make... Great idea for a last minute gift!|
I couldn't find the owner for this tutorial. I saw it on tons of Pinterest-like websites and I think the original post came from Poland, but this was as far as I went on my search. So, if these pictures are yours, please let me know and I will credit you here!
|Please, if you make one send me your photos! I'd love to post them here|
For a video explaining how to get started, please follow this link. I hope you can get past my Brazilian accent. :) I've isolated 4 images that I think are the key ones in this tutorial and I refer to them on the video using these numbers.
Please note the little arrows in the picture on the left (I am sorry I can't get this picture any bigger, but the resolution of the original photo isn't great). Green arrows represent your tail going over the pretzel, white arrows going under.
This is the process you will repeat to create every knot after the first one and, this way, each one of the segments that make your bracelet.
Let me know how it goes.