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Braided Chain Bracelet

Braided Chain Bracelet
The latest jewelry trends seem to consist of mixed media - fabric or ribbon weaved in and out of chains of all different colors and thicknesses. I loved this braided bracelet by Aurélie Bidermann; strands of thread at incorporated into a curb chain, so that the chain is essentially the third strand of the braid. This particular bracelet is $385 on net-a-porter.com ... here's the S&P way, for much cheaper! Inspiration: Supplies: - Thick curb chain (I used brass chain from Michael's, $2.99) - Embroidery thread, of your color choice(s). - Clasp, charms, jump rings - Jewelry pliers, clear nailpolish 1) Measure a length of chain that will fit comfortably around your wrist. For the sake of this tutorial though, I separated the strands - let's clall them Red/Purple and Blue/Purple! 2) Tie the strands together, then string Blue/Purple under & through one end of the chain. 3) Red/Purple goes over Blue/Purple, then under and through the chain. 5) Then Blue/Purple under and through the chain....

Triple Stud Ring – a little tough, a little sweet, a lot cool We’re so excited to continue to add to our amazing crew of writers at we heart this. 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. Instructions:

DIY Braided Hex Nut Bracelet We’re nuts for nuts. Is there a more versatile and inexpensive DIY component than a hex nut from the hardware store? You can imagine our excitement when we first discovered Philip Crangi’s Giles & Brother Hex Collection. Honestly, nuts braided into jewelry is WTF genius! With a few items that we always seem to have lying around, we tackled the technique and made our own spine-like braided hex nut wrap bracelet. You’ll need:3 strands of cotton butcher’s twine cut into one yard pieces18 small brass hex nutsa bit of dexterity! Gather the 3 strands of twine and tie a knot at the top, leaving about 2 inches of slack. Keep your thumb at the base of the braid, holding the nut in its place. Repeat the steps, by threading the rest of the nuts to the outer pieces of twine before they are crossed over. The bracelet should wrap around your wrist at least two or three times. Good luck!! (top image from here, rest of images by Honestly…WTF)

michael ann made.: woven friendship bracelet tutorial i love the summer friendship bracelet trend that i keep seeing in blog land, so i thought it would be fun to share with you another way to weave a friendship bracelet. one of the parents at work showed me this technique of using a circular cardboard loom and i love how quick it goes, you can easily finish a bracelet in one sitting. - cardboard - something small and circular (like a teacup or ramekin) - scissors, ruler, pen - embroidery thread in pretty colors , thin yarn, or ribbon trace a circle onto your cardboard, and use a ruler to draw 8 lines cut a small ways into each line, between 1/2 an inch to an inch and make a hole in the middle of the circle where all the lines intersect. cut 7 strands of embroidery floss, about 24 inches long and tie them together with a slip knot. pull your thread bundle through the hole in your cardboard with the knot right up next to the hole and use a little piece of tape to hold it in place while you start. now for the fun part!

DIY Ribbon and Chain Bracelet I love big bracelets and I cannot lie! This DIY ribbon and chain bracelet looks so awesome worn either alone or stacked with all your other faves. Its a great addition to your accessories for Summer. The pinks and green on this bracelet add a fresh look to all your Summer whites and also looks great with denim. 20 inches of large chain40 inches of half inch wide ribbon5 Large beads6 Small rosesNeedle and threadBeading needleHot glue Step 1 Using your beading needle thread your ribbon through your needle and weave it through your chain. Step 2 Next you will glue your beads to your chain. Step 3 Using your needle and thread, sew your beads to your chain. Step 4 In between your beads you will add your small roses. Now wrap your bracelet around your wrist and tie with a bow! Also shown the Minaudiere with Golden Horse. This bracelet lends itself to a lot of customizing. Things have been a bit crazy around our house lately, as were getting ready to move.

stripes and sequins: DIY-spiration from Lizzie Fortunato These “Storm the Palace” necklaces from Lizzie Fortunato are totally swoon-worthy and would be seriously easy (and cheap) to make. Definitely a great future DIY project. I adore the rope toggle closure. Style Scrapbook: DIY: PROENZA SCHOULER BRACELET April 5, 2011 in Uncategorized by Andy This might be a bit of an odd accessory, but ever since I saw this Proenza Schouler bracelets, I though; Hey, cool! I want one! Andy

DIY Chevron + Chain Necklace Summer isn’t complete without a bright, punchy necklace. I’ve been inspired by all of the bright necklaces in stores this summer (this and this being at the top of my wish list,) and wanted to make something that I can wear while I’m at home all week on the Cape (or all summer long, for that matter.) Preppy, fun and bright… what could be better? I also made a red, white, and blue version to wear on the fourth, so be sure to scroll all the way down to see how that one turned out. {I paired her with stripes, a bright manicure, and my handmade “Grace” ring from Madison Elizabeth Designs.} Materials /Where to Buy: 2mm Macrame Cord in two colors // Chunky (17mm) Gold Chain // Embroidery Floss // Lighter // Embroidery Needle 1. 5. 9. 13.

creative jewish mom I'm quite sure how that happened, but Purim is in another week plus a few days, and so it is surely time to get crafting for Purim, right? Okay, truthfully I have been crafting, just not stuff that I can share with you at the moment, or have yet to photograph, which is usually the case, phew! I tried to photograph something quickly before the sun went down, but since the project wasn't quite finished I think I'll share it with you in its entirety tomorrow. In the mean time I realized there may have been some projects that I did last year and hadn't shared, and yes, sure enough, I now present to you my quick soda bottle clown craft! Yes it is true, we have made soda bottle clowns in the past, or rather my daughter made soda bottle clown gift boxes, that were recycled. I made this to give on Shushan Purim (the day celebrated in cities that were once ancient walled cities, like Jerusalem and Akko) since in our town we give a few mishloach manot on that day as well.

Some More Snake Bead DIY-spiration... from DANNIJO While perusing the new arrivals section at DANNIJO today, I stumbled upon a few more pieces that incorporate snake beads. (Thank you to Erin at Thanks I Made It) for cluing me into what those lovely chevron shaped beads are when I wrote about the Isabel Marant bracelet here.) I love these bracelets. DANNIJO sells them for $80, which isn’t expensive for a DANNIJO piece, but you could easily make them for $10 – $15. I also adore this necklace. I ordered a whole bunch of snake beads today – to make these and the Isabel Marant bracelet… so you can expect a tutorial in the coming weeks. Have you experimented with snake beads before?

Recycled Book Cuffs Jamie Keiles creates fashionable wrist cuffs using the spines of old and damaged books, stitched up with leather backings and heavy-duty snaps. (She’ll line them in vinyl too, if you’d prefer.) I like the graphic, unisex look of these and of course the recycling aspect is a great plus. Recycled Book Cuffs Related betz white: Felt Ogee Ornament Tutorial I woke up this morning with an image in my head of a felt snowflake. So I asked my kids to make a few traditional fold and cut paper snowflakes for me before they left for school. I wanted to use them as templates for my idea. …it worked! Step 1: Cut one 6″x 6″ square of felt. Step 2: Using a straight edge and an Xacto knife, cut along the first line from the corner to about 1/4″ from the diagonal line. Repeat until all cuts have been made, keeping the felt intact at each corner on the diagonal line. Step 3: Lift the corners of the center square and hand stitch the ends together with matching thread. Step 4: Turn the piece over and lift the corners of the second square. Step 5: Continue turning the piece over, overlapping points and stitching until all 4 squares are stitched. Step 6: Create a hanging loop at one end with a clear monofilament thread. This makes a large ornament, about 10″ in total length. Felt projects inspired by paper projects is a natural.

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