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How to Make a Fork Bracelet

How to Make a Fork Bracelet
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 Braided Bead Bracelet It’s been awhile since our last bracelet DIY. I don’t know about you, but our wrists have been begging for another colorful addition for months now. So after playing with some materials that were already on hand, we’ve created a tutorial for a braided bead bracelet, which is a not so distant cousin of the hex nut and wrap bracelet. Because honestly, you can never have too many . . . You’ll need: Cut the waxed linen cord into a 26″ and 19″ piece. Tie a knot about half an inch down from the loops. Start braiding the strands. Push the bead against the base of the braid, and cross the left strand over the middle. Keep a finger at the base of the braid, holding the beads in their place and keeping the braid tight. Finish the bracelet with another inch of braided cord, measuring it against the wrist. Thread on a two hole button – two strands through one hole and one strand through another. Trim the end. Your bracelet is finished! (all images by HonestlyWTF)

How to design a Brooch Bouquet | Fancy Pants Weddings I love brooch bridal bouquets! If I were getting married now I would so carry one of these beauties down the aisle. Brooch bouquets are amazing for so many reasons. Let me count the ways: they are sparkly, they make meaningful keepsakes after the wedding, they are sparkly, you can use jewelry from family members and carry a bit of them with you down the aisle, you make your brooch bouquet well in advance of the wedding, you never have to worry about it not holding up throughout the day and they are sparkly. Making a brooch bouquet is quite the DIY project! How to make a Brooch Bridal Bouquet: Supplies: 50-85 brooches, large earrings or necklaces (I used 55 pieces. ½ were jewelry pieces from my grandmother and great-grandmother and the other ½ I purchased on clearance at Michael’s) 2 feet 5 inch wide Midori taffeta ribbon in gold 3 yards 3/8 inch wide Midori velvet ribbon in almond 3 yards of clear and gold seed beads strung on wire Scissors Wire cutters Needle nose pliers Hot glue gun with glue

An Industry Party Mint Mania (via Tuula Vintage, This Time Tomorrow, Grazia.it, Vogue.com & Style.com) Guest Post: Street Style vs The Great Outdoors by MISS MOSS (Part 5 of our Miss Moss Guest Series) (images from top to bottom: Vanessa Jackman & Hasisi Park ; Susie Bubble & Martin Ystenes ; Peter Stigter & Richard Kylberg ; Stockholm Streetstyle& Jocelyn Catterson and Jeremy Daigneault ; Peter Stigter & Robin Mellway ; Streetpeeper & Claes Källarsson ; Stockholm Streetstyle & Kevin Kunstadt ;Streetstyle Aesthetic & Lindeberg Feller) How to Make a Bangle from a Vintage Map May 7th, 2009 Email 79 users recommend I love the look of these bangles and have branched out beyond maps—you can make a bracelet with any appropriately sized image. Danielle West The paper should be wider than the bangle. Thin strips will help reduce the visibility of your seam. Photo: Danielle West I absolutely love the look of images from old encyclopedias—with a special weakness in my heart for old maps. The way I do this may seem a little daunting, but it's actually quite easy once you get into it. What you'll need: A vintage mapA blank bangle (I get mine from diybangles.com, all sorts of shapes and sizes!) You'll need to cut the map into a strip slightly larger than the dimensions of the bracelet. Cut the paper into strips—the thinner the strips, the less of a seam you will see on the finished product but the longer it will take you to make. Glue the strips to the bangle one at a time.

DIY Wrap Bracelet You should all know by now that we are all about stacking bracelets on our wrists. The more, the better. In fact . . . the most, the best! With that being said, we’ll show you how to master a version of the ever so popular wrap bracelet. It’s so simple and addicting, you’ll soon be churning out these wristlets with your eyes closed. You’ll need (for a double wrapped bracelet) :* Lengths will vary depending on the size of your wrist (see comments for suggestions). Fold the length of leather cording in half to form a loop. Place the ball chain along the leather cording with the end of the chain meeting the end of the wrap. Continue wrapping while checking it for fit around the wrist. When you have reached the end of the ball chain wrap the linen cording around the leather strands 2-3 more times. Thread the hex nut through the strands and tie a second knot. Trim with scissors and your wrap bracelet is finished!! The materials are listed for a double wrap bracelet. It’s a party!

lillyella: Crafting: Button Bracelets Love buttons? Who doesn't?! Chances are, whether you are crafty or not, you have a stash of them laying around, or maybe an addiction to collecting vintage ones. What you'll need: Elastic, 1/4" or 3/8" thick Buttons Needle and Thread I decided on a yellow and seafoam green color palette for my bracelet, using a mix of some chunkier vintage buttons I have collected and a few new ones I purchased to match. Start by wrapping the elastic loosely around your wrist where you would like the bracelet to sit. With the elastic laid flat as a guide, make a rough layout of your button placement to determine the design and how many buttons you will need. Once your layout is ready, you can sew the elastic together securely, forming the bracelet. Next, begin sewing the buttons in place, one at a time, starting at your marked center of the bracelet. As I mentioned, you want the buttons to overlap each other a bit so you do not see the elastic when you are wearing it.

PVC Lomography Giveaway Erica and I both love taking pictures and between the two of us, we have quite the camera collection. So you can imagine how excited we were when our friends at Lomography offered to giveaway […] The 2 Bandits Giveaway Lauren and I both share a deep adoration for the Southwest and just about anything that draws inspiration from the region. 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! 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)

Delightfully Tacky: DIY // Faux Flower Crown I love flower crowns. The only thing I don't like about flower crowns is how they get all wilted by the end of the day. Solution? Faux flower crown. What you'll need: Faux Flowers Wire (I got mine in the floral section w/ a natural covering on it, so it's easier for the tape to stick to) Floral Tape Scissors 1. 2. 3. 4. There ya go! Easy Button Earrings Tutorial Did you know...that you can make new earrings with a button and a paperclip? True story! I've been trying to think of a way for us to make some earrings without having to buy supplies. Buying the beads and all the findings can really add up. :o( Sad. But-oh, what? That still leaves the findings. Clip the top of the paperclip off with wire cutters: Snap off the button shanks: Glue the paperclip to the back of the button. Open the loop at the bottom of your earring hook by bending it outward and hook it onto your paper clip. And...pretty new earrings! Walmart was out of gold sparkly ones (I like gold.) but here are some cute ones I found on Walmart.com(about $1-$2): And some cute ones on Etsy: This Etsy shop has infinity cute buttons, you have to see it. (click photos to see where to buy them!) Of course, you may have some on hand just waiting to use! Hope you enjoy. Have a great Sunday! Have a great Monday!! Love you, Disney

DIY Ribbon + Chain Bracelets from #MAGICLV Here’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. I think we were all feeling a little bit like the walking dead after spending the 4 days running around Las Vegas 20 hours a day. 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

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