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Braided Charm Bracelet. Charm friends and family with some customized craftiness!

Braided Charm Bracelet

Photos: kirsten for we heart this Welcome to my July DIY of the month at we heart this! Inspired by the latest trend of friendship bracelets, this one lets you pick your three favorite colors to make a one-of-a-kind, custom Braided Charm Bracelet. You’ll want to make several – some for yourself to stack on one arm – and some to give away to your friends. They’re so easy to make, you’ll probably find yourself making quite a few this summer season. Supplies:• Three skeins of embroidery thread• Sewing needle and thread• Jewelry clasp• Scissors• Jewelry pliers• Jump rings• Charms• Clear nailpolish, optional (not shown) Green Tip: take charms from broken or old jewelry and repurpose them with this fun bracelet. Instructions: 1) Measure your wrist, and multiply that by two. 2) Trim the ends if needed, and separate into three groups of three. 3) Repeat with the two other colors. Triple Stud Ring – a little tough, a little sweet, a lot cool.

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Triple Stud Ring – a little tough, a little sweet, a lot cool

Today, we want to give a big welcome to Kirsten, who will be sharing her crafty ways with the lucky wht readers every month. A fan of vintage everything (but especially shoes) with a love of art, music, beauty, fashion, she’s a wht chick after our own hearts! And make sure to check Kirsten’s blog, Studs and Pearls for tons of inspirational photographs, musical fun and loads more tutorials. ~ wht As many of you creative ladies know, studs and multi-finger rings are some of the most well loved fashion trends right now. Double and triple finger rings are such significant statement pieces, and can really bring an outfit to an entirely new level.

My love of studs and my love of jewelry making crossed paths (along with inspiration from high end, designer multi-finger rings) – and the triple stud ring was born. All photos: kirsten for we heart this ** Any kind of adjustable ring blank will do. How To: bottle cap folk art project. Photos: we heart this Talk about going green!

How To: bottle cap folk art project

Not only is this DIY project a crafty way to recycle all those bottle caps you’ll soon be popping (it’s fall after all, and that means BEER), it’s also a recycled post. On the Cheap: Scrapbook Paper iPhone Covers. I found this clever trick on Pinterest the other week from Oops I Craft My Pants and had to try it for myself: iPhone covers using scrapbook paper!

On the Cheap: Scrapbook Paper iPhone Covers

Now when I had my first cell phone in high school (the old Nokia), I probably had about 15 different cell phone covers that I would switch out to match my clothes everyday! I figure this scrapbook paper iPhone phone cover is an easy way to update my phone without spending all the cash! DIY Wrap Bracelet. You should all know by now that we are all about stacking bracelets on our wrists.

DIY Wrap Bracelet

The more, the better. In fact . . . the most, the best! With that being said, we’ll show you how to master a version of the ever so popular wrap bracelet. It’s so simple and addicting, you’ll soon be churning out these wristlets with your eyes closed. DIY Braided Bead Bracelet. It’s been awhile since our last bracelet DIY.

DIY Braided Bead Bracelet

I don’t know about you, but our wrists have been begging for another colorful addition for months now. So after playing with some materials that were already on hand, we’ve created a tutorial for a braided bead bracelet, which is a not so distant cousin of the hex nut and wrap bracelet. Because honestly, you can never have too many . . . You’ll need: Cut the waxed linen cord into a 26″ and 19″ piece. Tie a knot about half an inch down from the loops. Start braiding the strands. Push the bead against the base of the braid, and cross the left strand over the middle. Keep a finger at the base of the braid, holding the beads in their place and keeping the braid tight. Finish the bracelet with another inch of braided cord, measuring it against the wrist. Thread on a two hole button – two strands through one hole and one strand through another. Trim the end. Your bracelet is finished!

(all images by HonestlyWTF) Shoe Lacing Methods. Mathematics tells us that there are more than 2 Trillion ways of feeding a lace through the six pairs of eyelets on an average shoe.

Shoe Lacing Methods

This section presents a fairly extensive selection of 50 shoe lacing tutorials. They include traditional and alternative lacing methods that are either widely used, have a particular feature or benefit, or that I just like the look of. 50 Different Ways To Lace Shoes Criss Cross Lacing This is probably the most common method of lacing normal shoes & boots. Over Under Lacing This method reduces friction, making the lacing easier to tighten and loosen plus reducing wear and tear.