Last week as fairly busy, and I’m so glad it’s over! But while I was away from the blog, N and I have been working on our first project (!!!), so I’ll start out by describing the initial details and instructions to this project:
Collaboration for Reprocat No. 1 is the result of a discussion about that N was going to get one of her nephews who is turning 17 soon. Everyone knows that the best thing to give a teenager is money, but since N and I are both pretty low on cash we realized that an envelope containing a mere SEK200 would be an anti-climactic present at best. So I pitched the idea of making him something cool for the same amount of money instead…
My task [skeptically given by N]: come up with something cool & inexpensive to me for N’s nephew.
Some information on the nephew: will turn 17, is fashion conscious, takes care of his appearance, plays football, is a fan of Manchester United, is a fan of sports in general, listens to among other skrillex, is popular with the girls, does crazy things while on field trips with his friends, likes brand name clothes.
After thinking about it a little while, I remembered how a friend’s brother of roughly the same age was admiring said friend’s paracord bracelet a few weeks ago.
It is a good guy jewelry as it fits as an accessory for a guy who cares about how he looks since it is comfortable, non-obtrusive and above all non-girly. Paracord is connected with the idea of manliness, sportiness, and even edginess. And with the right color and knotting style it can turn out to be a perfect little everyday bracelet.
For N the advantages are that the materials are inexpensive, it’s simple to make, and there are many knotting techniques for her to explore.
Stay tuned for my next post, where I compile an idea board with research & inspiration to help us chose the colors and knotting styles. 🙂