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....
psimadethisSumo's Sweet Stuff: .:Tutorial Tuesday–Braided Chain Bracelet:.So are you ready to learn how to make these babies? My friends and I have been on a bracelet kick lately, so this was just one more to add to the bangles adorning our arms. I wasn’t lying when I said they are easy. Here’s what you need: - embroidery thread - crimping tool - rhinestone chain (found at Wal-Mart) - chain - jump rings - alligator clasps Take your rhinestone chain out of the package. Put an alligator clasp on a jump ring. Attach your rhinestone chain, regular chain, and embroidery thread to the jump ring. I used a straight pin to secure the clasp and jump ring while I was braiding. And that’s it! It’s so easy, you can whip another one real quick, too. I decided to make a couple of plain rhinestone bracelets to go with all my other bracelets, too. Combine your new bracelet with some of your other bracelets, and make a statement! I’m loving the different styles and colors of bracelets and cuffs, aren’t you? Do you think I have a career in hand/forearm modeling? Linking up here:
DIY Braided Hex Nut BraceletWe’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)
Cord and Chain Double Wrap BraceletThe Braided Chain Bracelet tutorial that I posted back in August was so well loved, that I decided to do yet another bracelet tutorial. This one doesn't involve braiding, but it uses the same concept of incorporating some sort of thread/cord into chain. (By the way - Check out S&P's Facebook fan page for an entire album full of other talented ladies' versions of the Braided Chain Bracelet! I've gotten submissions from people as far away as Texas, Romania, and Denmark. ) I spotted CC Skye's Thompson Double Wrap Bracelet on CoutureCandy.com about a month ago - I loved how the leather cord adds a touch of badass to the chain. CC Skye - Thompson Double Wrap Bracelet (Polyvore.com/Zappos.com) Thompson Double Wrap Bracelet, $264 (CoutureCandy.com) Supplies:- Curb chain (I used brass) - At least 60 inches of cord (The original version used leather. 1) Measure a length of chain that will fit comfortably around your wrist. 2) Insert the cord through the topmost link in one of the strands. xokirsten
DIY Ribbon and Chain BraceletI 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.
DIY Woven Chain BraceletChain link bracelets, with colorful threads woven through them, have been popping up here and there. We adore Aurèlie Bidermann‘s Do Brazil bracelets and thought it was about time we graduate to the ultimate “grown-up” friendship bracelet. With a curb chain bracelet and some embroidery thread, we’ll teach you how to make your own woven chain bracelet. You’ll need:a curb link braceletembroidery threadtwo bobby pinsa pair of scissors Cut 2 sets of 15 strands of embroidery thread, with each strand measuring four times the length of the bracelet. Lay the second color (blue) over the first color (coral). Repeat the steps until you reach the end of the bracelet. (top images from here and here, rest of images by Honestly…WTF)DIY Ribbon + Chain Bracelets from #MAGICLVHere’s the second DIY I led with with BurdaStyle direct from the MAGIC floor. We did these bracelets on Wednesday, the final day of the show. It was a perfect project to wrap-up with because it was fast and easy. Photo courtesy BurdaStyle The supplies are simple: chain + ribbon. For each bracelet you’ll need about 6″ of chain and 16″ of ribbon. Sidenote: Do you guys know about Fray Check? The last step it to clip off the (fraying) ends of ribbon at an angle and apply Fray Check. One more MAGIC DIY to come next Tuesday: Faux turban fabric headbands! Tagged as: bracelets, burdastyle, chain, diy, magic, wwdmagic
Style Scrapbook: DIY: PROENZA SCHOULER BRACELETApril 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! AndyLeather CuffFor this designer inspired DIY, I opted to use some pretty, floral tooled pleather I've had for quite some time - along with some wood shank buttons - for a more natural, bohemian look. Of course, you can use any kind of pleather/leather you'd like! Carly Cuff by Julie K. Supplies:- Leather/pleather of your choice- Sewing thread, needle, scissors, and / or Xacto knife- Shank buttons 1) Cut a piece of pleather, depending on how wide you want your cuff to be. 2) Sew the buttons on. 3) On the opposite side, cut slits for the buttons to go through. 4) Fold the fabric width wise, and cut slits horizontally. Close up! 5) Cut along the length of the cuff. 6) Done! High End Cost: $62S&P Cost: $4 ... barely! love love love,kirsten
creative jewish momI'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.