How to Make a Fork Bracelet DIY Fashion and Craft Tutorials | Stars for StreetlightsStars for Streetlights I've always loved taking everyday items and making them into something interesting. Ever since I was a little crafty kid I loved devouring books that taught me how to make little dolls from clothespins, beads from rolled up magazines, and little fairy ornaments from wire and fake flower petals. The first time I saw my friend wearing a bracelet made from a fork a few years ago, I knew I had to try it (*ahem Carly ;)). I wrote up a tutorial a while back, but I've had some questions about the directions I gave so I decided to make a proper tutorial with a video! :) (Please excuse my intro, if you can't hustle your website on your Youtube channel, where else are you supposed to do it? What you need:♥ A fork. I think these forks are the easiest to use, and I've used a lot of different forks. :)♥ Pliers, 3 pairs. 1 jewelry pair, 1 regular pair or needle nose, and an adjustable wrench.♥ Piece of thick fabric like denim or corduroy.♥ Strong hands. I've always really liked layering bracelets.
DIY Orange Bracelets Because I’m thinking orange this week I thought I’d share a couple DIYs that pre-date this blog. The bracelet above is one I did over a year ago and it’s really simple to make. The chain was from Michaels and I used embroidery floss to wrap two lengths of it together…. that’s it! It also reminds me of the project Honestly WTF posted a few months ago – they’re both takes on the same general trend. This one is made from Indian glass beads wire-wrapped to a chain. Tagged as: bracelets, diy, jewelry, orange
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.
Wednes-DIY: Feather Hair Clips There’s no question, we love the feather hair clip trend. It’s a great way to add a unique touch to a simple outfit and they are perfect accessories for summer festivals (like Outside Lands this weekend!). I love the elegant and intricate ones I’ve been seeing around the web, and for today’s DIY project our Roosevelt field MIT, Kristina, shows you how to make your own feather hair clip! Once you get the hang of it this is something you can definitely experiment with, adding additional feathers or other elements like beads and charms. What you need: Two feathers of your choice, jewelry chain, 3 pieces of jewelry wire and a hair clip. (You can find fake feathers at arts and crafts stores.) Step One: Wrap wire around both feathers, leaving a little room at the top. Step 2: Use the remaining wire on each feather to wrap around chain in any place you want! Step 3: Take the rest of the jewelry wire and stick through the top of the chain. thanks for sharing Kristina!
Wren Handmade: Crocheted Bracelets The breathtaking pieces of the extremely talented and generous artist, Laura Normandin, include paper goods, granny square art, jewelry, handmade dolls, and these wonderfully charming crocheted bracelets that she has kindly agreed to teach us to make. Influenced by larger scale handicrafts that surrounded her during her youth, Laura's refined, miniature creations leave you speechless. Materials Valdani thread colors pictured above: Thread colors used for pattern images below: Tools + Notions The Pattern Gauge: 13 stitches = 1-inch Finished sizes (approximate) Small = 6.25-inches around Medium = 6.5-inches around Large = 7-inches around Below in pattern as follows S (M, L) Abbreviations: Chain = ch Slip Stitch = sl st Single crochet = sc Double crochet = dc Half double crochet = hdc: yo, insert hook in st, draw lp through, yo, draw through all 3 loops (lps) on hook. Note: When changing colors, carry thread along side of work, do not cut ends of thread until finished. Ch 81 (85, 89) in color 1, ch 1 turn.
Upcycled Bracelets I bought this handbag at the thrift store a while back. I loved the color. The shape of the bag wasn't my style, but I knew I could do something else with it. These are my creations. Other than the bag the only supplies I needed were a few beads, a needle and thread. My favorite thing about repurposing things is that most of the hard work is done for you. Now I just have to decide which one to keep and which to give away. Here is how I made them: For the Flowery Bracelet: I started by making a leather band for the base. Then I sewed seams up the sides to flatten it out. To make the flowers I cut five petal shapes. I hand sewed the petals together. After pulling it tight I sewed the two ends together to make the flower. To make the rosettes I just rolled up a small strip of vinyl and sewed it together. Once I had all my flowers in place I added more beads to fill in gaps. For the ruffled bracelet: I started with a strip of vinyl. Then I pulled on the bottom (bobbin) threads.
Chan Luu Single Wrap Macrame Bracelet Chan Luu bracelets are just so cool! What's great about them is that they use simple macrame techniques to produce different results, this time with the addition of beads! This tutorial adds on to my previous Square Knot Friendship Bracelets, but utilizes the beads in a different way; on the outside of the knots as opposed to the inside. What you get is a totally different result! Step 1: Gather materials. Needed are 3mm glass gemstone beads, cotton thread for knotting, scissors, tape, and a bead and crimp for closure. Step 2: Start the knots. Once you have a couple of square knots, take either side of the thread and add beads to these threads. Take two beads right up to the last knot. Make a square knot, making sure the beads are caught in the knot and lie right on either side of the center thread. Step 2: Continue this method. Once you have gotten one square knot set, continue to knot in this way, until your bracelet is as long as you need. You're finished!
Sumo'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:
Got 2 Minutes? Make A Bracelet! I spotted these on Pinterest, but couldn’t find a tutorial (mostly just lots of links that didn’t go anywhere or were from somewhere in the UK and I was NOT paying international shipping for one You know why there’s no tutorial? Because even a monkey could make one. Get some ribbon clamps (I picked mine up locally at Robert’s on 50% off day, so I think I paid $1 for enough for 3 bracelets) and a tape measure. Cut a piece of tape measure to fit your wrist. I did about 7”. Wear it with dorky sewist (it’s better than sewer, remember?) What’s your favorite super quick and easy project you’ve made lately?
Braided Charm Bracelet Charm friends and family with some customized craftiness! 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. 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. 4) Using the jewelry pliers, attach jump rings to the strands of the bracelet. 7) If you’d like, dab some clear nail polish on the knots for extra security.