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TexasMelanie 03-14-2013 05:33 PM

Input Needed: Crochet Beaded Bracelet Materials
 
Hi Everyone!

I've been making crochet wrap bracelets that include beads for my store. Here are a couple of examples for reference to help with my question below.

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...llowWhite2.jpg

The beads I have been using are glass. Charms are metal or glass, rings are stainless steel.

Up until now I've been using 100% cotton embroidery floss to crochet my bracelets with.

I'm contemplating going to hemp completely instead.

But I'm also looking at doing a few bracelets with leather or satin cording as well.

Other materials will be a bit more expensive depending on what I use. For example:

100% cotton $8.00 or $9 (if glass charm) a bracelet
Hemp $9.00 a bracelet
Leather $11 a bracelet
Satin cording $11 a bracelet

Here's my question:

Which material above are you more likely to buy a bracelet made out of, taking prices into consideration? Are you just as happy with cotton? Or would you pay the extra $1-$3 for the different material?

Any other thoughts?

I personally think I prefer the hemp over cotton but it doesn't really matter what I think, I need to know what potential customers would prefer, kwim?

TIA!

lyn1270 03-14-2013 09:44 PM

Re: Input Needed: Crochet Beaded Bracelet Materials
 
I would totally go for the hemp instead of the cotton. I think it has more durability, and the price difference wouldn't be an issue for me because of that. I would also buy the satin and/or leather, just not as often. but, if i were stocking them in a store, i would probably do mainly the hemp and a few of the others as they would (IMO) be more special occasion.

missdawn25 03-15-2013 06:29 AM

Re: Input Needed: Crochet Beaded Bracelet Materials
 
I think hemp is stronger than cotton. I do not like the satic cords.

mrserhabor 03-16-2013 05:08 AM

Would deffinately go with leather! Love leather things. Also the hemp or satin would be pretty!

boysniris 03-19-2013 11:41 PM

Re: Input Needed: Crochet Beaded Bracelet Materials
 
Hemp! Then leather as a second option :)

TexasMelanie 03-20-2013 07:36 AM

Re: Input Needed: Crochet Beaded Bracelet Materials
 
I appreciate all of your thoughts and input - thank you!

I've decided to just focus on the hemp cording. I really like it and while it's a little stiff at first, the bracelet I made myself softened up nicely and fast and it was much stronger. So I'm going to move to using just that in my store at this point.

Thanks again all!

TexasMelanie 03-20-2013 07:36 AM

Re: Input Needed: Crochet Beaded Bracelet Materials
 
I appreciate all of your thoughts and input - thank you!

I've decided to just focus on the hemp cording. I really like it and while it's a little stiff at first, the bracelet I made myself softened up nicely and fast and it was much stronger. So I'm going to move to using just that in my store at this point.

Thanks again all!

mommy2kaitlyn 03-20-2013 06:19 PM

Re: Input Needed: Crochet Beaded Bracelet Materials
 
Hemp :)

megshmeg 03-21-2013 05:40 PM

Re: Input Needed: Crochet Beaded Bracelet Materials
 
Just wanted to say I love your bracelets. I've always wondered how to make them, and they are beautiful! :)

mlgurney 03-27-2013 10:07 AM

Re: Input Needed: Crochet Beaded Bracelet Materials
 
I would go with the hemp and then the leather.


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