Saturday, May 23, 2009


Bangles are an ancient form of adornment. Bangle bracelets made of shell, copper, gold, bronze and a variety of precious and semi precious stones have been excavated from archaeological sites dating back to 2600 BC. Paintings and other ancient artwork from Egypt and India depict women wearing cascading armfuls of them.
Bangles are traditionally a rigid bracelet with no clasp.

A recent fashion trend has been to accessorize with bangles made of fabric.

The fabric bracelets have appeared in a variety of colors and fabrics in styles that are elegant, funky or bohemian.
Bonnie of The FamiLee Jewels has recently been experimenting with fabrics found in a closet leftover from her daughters quilting projects. She also uses vintage fabrics found at salvage stores, garage sales, and good will stores.
The fabric bangles are very attractive when worn in complementary groupings of three to five bracelets. The fabric is soft and lightweight, making it cool and comfortable to wear.
Accessorize your Summer wardrobe with fabric bangle bracelets by The FamiLee Jewels.

Thank you to Kay Sommers for her generous instruction in this technique and to Melissa for abandoning her scraps.


  1. You're welcome ... but I don't recognize any of those remnants or remember abandoning them! Mind must be going in my old age. Any teal or beige or pink in the bag?

  2. Yes teal, black, beige, black and white all in those fat quarter packs for quilters.