View Poll Results: Which Crochet Bracelet Material Would You Be More Likely to Buy?
100% cotton 4 22.22%
Hemp 10 55.56%
Leather 2 11.11%
Satin Cord 2 11.11%
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:33 PM   #1
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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.





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?

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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.
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I think hemp is stronger than cotton. I do not like the satic cords.
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Would deffinately go with leather! Love leather things. Also the hemp or satin would be pretty!
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Hemp! Then leather as a second option
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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!
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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.

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Just wanted to say I love your bracelets. I've always wondered how to make them, and they are beautiful!
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I would go with the hemp and then the leather.
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