Step 1: Straighten a 4 1/8 inch segment of 18 gauge soft wire. (20 gauge wire can be used but the resulting bracelet won't be as bold.)
Earlier this month, I shared a tutorial over at What Meegan Makes on a simple, beachy bracelet that doesn’t take anything but some cotton twine and a shell (or another summery focal piece). Did you see this already? If not – let me show you today!
Big news! The Starburst Wrapper Bracelet Tutorial is now available as an Amazon e-book It’s only $2.99 and with the e-book version, you can take this handy step-by-step guide wherever you’re going to be folding! Giving the e-book along with a pack of Starburst wrappers would be an excellent gift. The purchased book can be read on the iPad, Kindle, e-reader, or your computer screen so it’s portable and versatile.
Braided Chain Bracelet:)
By Kate on September 13, 2011 T his bracelet has been inspired by this really wonderful “ Braided Hex-nut Bracelet ” tutorial which I pinned on Pinterest a while back. Two things I absolutely love about this project are: 1) It’s cheap as chips : I already had string in the cupboard and the brass hexnuts were 3p each from the hardware shop. 2) It’s my kind of jewellery: I’m not really a girly girl IYKWIM! The bracelet I made is a bit different to the ‘braided hex-nut bracelet’ and uses macrame instead, which is great, because I promised some tutorials a while back and felt a bit bad that I hadn’t written any yet!
ANNOUNCEMENT: A select number of these bracelets are available for sale here . I know, I know. ENOUGH ALREADY WITH THE UTILITY CORD AND BRACELETS! I couldn’t resist! I had extra utility cord lying around from last week’s project, and was highly inspired by these Orly Genger bangles . Thus, today’s latest DIY accessory.
If you grew up in the 80's, like I did, you're probably already familiar with the awesomeness that is Shrinky Dinks ...but did you know that you can still buy Shrinky Dinks? Yep, they're still out there - in craft stores, hobby shops, and even on Amazon . But you don't have to buy a Shrinky Dink kit to have all the fun. Just look for #6 plastic containers and you can make your own! There is a great tutorial on Instructables (courtesy of Dabbled ) with all the instructions for making your own shrinky projects from #6 plastic containers, so I won't go into too much detail here. Most of this post is actually about turning these awesome little pieces of plastic into a sweet bracelet (and bonus pendant) to give to mom for Mother's Day.