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Perfect Summer Bangle

Perfect Summer Bangle
Here's a fun tutorial on how to make a message bangle that's one-of-a-kind, done in the sun, waterproof and weatherproof. Even after several trips to the beach, it won't fade or wash off! Essentially, it's the Perfect Summer Bangle. Used in this tutorial: Inkodye Red Prepare. All you'll need for this project is a raw wooden bangle (we got ours from DIYBangles.com), a black paint marker, plastic wrap, and some Inkodye! Transcribe. Perfect. Pour. Brush. Wipe. Wrap. Tape. Expose. Develop. Cut. Reveal. Wash. Enjoy.

http://lumi.co/blogs/projects/3790072-perfect-summer-bangle

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Sailor's Knot Bracelets With fall days of colored leaves, chunky sweaters and spiced cider in our future, it’s just about time to pack up the beach gear until next year. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be summer to rock these stylish (and easy to make) nautical bracelets. I’m Simone of Groundsel, and a member of Etsy New York Street Team team. I made the following sailor’s bracelet tutorial using a Turk’s Head Knot for you to share with your summer friends. So, read on, and get knotty… Supplies you’ll need:

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