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A beaded fabric flower necklace tutorial. Lately, I've noticed both Etsy and Anthro featuring fabric beaded necklaces.

A beaded fabric flower necklace tutorial

I've also noticed a lot of fabric flowers. So, I decided to combine the two and make myself this necklace. I was going for a Halloween type vibe, but I think it can pass for a post Halloween necklace too. As a matter of fact, it would be a great Christmas gift. Scratch the Halloween theme! Below is a tutorial on how to make the necklace. Supplies Necklace fabric: 2" to 3" strip by width of fabric (43"). Instructions Step 1. 1) To determine how wide the casing should be, wrap the fabric around your bead and make note of how much fabric was used. 4) Dab the fabric ends with fray check. Step 2. 1) Insert one bead at a time through the casing. 2) With matching thread, wrap and tie off the end of the right bead. 3) Insert your needle under the fabric and pull the thread through. 4) Once the needle and thread have reached the space between the 2 beads, wrap the thread around the space. Next we'll make the flowers. How to make wrapped leather bracelets « Rings and Things.

Let me begin by stating the obvious – this style of wrapped leather bracelet is EVERYWHERE this season.

How to make wrapped leather bracelets « Rings and Things

Everywhere! Even my athletic clothing catalogs – which only have maybe three pieces of jewelry – are featuring this style. Why? Because it is casual yet chic and infinitely customizable! The catalog (which shall remain nameless) priced each bracelet at $120. The supply list is pretty short: 4-6mm round beads We used gemstone beads, but glass, crystal beads or pearls would also be lovely. Wrapped bracelet made with green opal gemstone beads and natural Greek leather. The technique: Choose your bracelet length and cut your leather. If your button has a small loop, you might need to miter (angle) the leather end and pull it through with pliers. Other design options: Have fun creating your own wrapped bracelets! Need supplies? Other how-to’s: Q: “How do you start a new thread in the middle of the bracelet?” (answers selected from replies to blog comments)

DIY Chan Luu Bracelet « My goal this holiday season was to really try my best to make some homemade gifts.

DIY Chan Luu Bracelet «

So far I’m doing pretty well with my wreath, some burlap covered candles, some personalized coasters and this past weekend I gave a try at some jewelry. You may have noticed how wrap bracelets are everywhere lately. Chan Luu bracelets are extremely popular these days. They come in singles and also in wraps. Lace & Pearl Bracelet. I have another fun Target knockoff to share with you.

Lace & Pearl Bracelet

Last time I was there I stumbled upon a great little bracelet. Here is my handy camera picture. :) I love the lace and pearls combined with the leather. So I set out to recreate it. Here’s my version . . . I have a quick tutorial for you if you’d like to make your own. You’ll need: leather cording – I used about 28″hem tape lacepearls – I used 16threada bead with a larger hole in the centeroptional – a thimble Start by cutting your cording into 14″ pieces.

Start in the center and work your way down one end – sewing the pearls to the cording. Continue adding pearls down one side – 8 in all. Move to the other side of the cording and add 8 more pearls on that side. Once your pearls are all sewn on, you can start wrapping your lace. Cut a long piece – and start wrapping it around the cording between the pearls. Keep wrapping all the way down one side of the cording. Repeat with the other side. Try it on and admire your new handy-dandy bracelet!! DIY: Wearable words. When I was looking around for tutorials on making paper beads, I found some really striking "book beads" and accessories, now collected in this post.

DIY: Wearable words

I understand (after all the browsing) that you can make really durable "beads" easily ... very little time, skill or money required. Woohoo! Who doesn't need more jewelery? (UPDATE 6/12: See the follow up post for more wordy accessories) First, this wonderful necklace. Inexpensive, easy scrap-paper earrings? Need a little more inspiration?