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Braided Charm Bracelet

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! 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. 5) If you’d like the charms to stay in place, insert a jump ring straight through a braid. 6) When you’re done adding the charms, take some needle and thread and attach the jump ring to one end of the bracelet. And you’re done.

T-Shirt Bracelets | Family Chic SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2011 | Comments: 45 Brightly colored t-shirts that are too small for my daughters now, have found new life as bracelets. For this project you will need some old t-shirts and a bunch of bangle bracelets. Try using old bangles that you already own, check thrift stores or pick up some up for a few dollars at Target, Walmart – or even the sale bins at Old Navy. Cut t-shirt in 1/2" to 1" wide strips. Loosely tie one end of the t-shirt strip to the bangle and start wrapping fabric around bracelet – the tighter the better. Wrap fabric all the way around until you meet the first knot – untie the knot and tie both ends together to close. I found this technique worked well for us – but you could also use a glue gun to secure ends. We made a ton of these bracelets this morning – my daughters really enjoyed it.

DIY Entry #36: Toggle Necklace Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope that no matter where you are or whether or not you celebrate the holiday that you are having a wonderful day! Amanda sent us a gorgeous DIY toggle necklace, which would be perfect for a bridesmaid gift! You will need: - chain (14″-16″ depending on how long you prefer) - crystal bead - rings (those tiny metal circles used in jewelry) - wire (for wrapping the bead, but you can also use a ring instead)) - toggle clasp - jewelry pliers Cut the chain in 2 pieces (one that is 1.75″ long and other 15″ long) With the help of pliers, open up the ring and connect the long chain and one piece of the toggle.

On the Cheap: Scrapbook Paper iPhone Covers I found this clever trick on Pinterest the other week from Oops I Craft My Pants and had to try it for myself: iPhone covers using scrapbook paper! Now when I had my first cell phone in high school (the old Nokia), I probably had about 15 different cell phone covers that I would switch out to match my clothes everyday! I figure this scrapbook paper iPhone phone cover is an easy way to update my phone without spending all the cash! First thing I did was purchase a couple sheets of scrapbook paper from Michael’s. I also purchased a clear iPhone 4 cover from Best Buy. First thing I did was trace the scrapbook paper around the iPhone cover to get the basic shape. I cut out the main section just using a pair of scissors. For the camera hole I used a pencil to sketch in the hole that I had to cut out using an exacto knife…. and that’s about it! I’m really digging these fabric scrapbook pages! Oh, and that iPhone cover below? This is also a great way to get festive for the holidays!

Chunky Link Ball Chain Friendship Bracelets As you know from this and this, I just can’t stop making friendship bracelets! They look so good mixed + matched, piled high… adding the perfect, summery pop of color to whatever it is that you’re wearing. Today’s bracelet is a bit more blingy than the others I’ve made so far… and if you’d like, you could make it the more conventional way (using a clasp + jump ring vs. string…) or even make a necklace! There are so many ways to get creative with this project. For extra credit, try it using resin or tortoise links. I made three – in turquoise, orange, and light pink. Where to buy: Chain (approx. 4 inches) // Ball Chain (approx. 10 inches) // Embroidery Floss (about one skein) // Embroidery Needle // Sharp Scissors 1. 5. 9.

Joyful braided bracelet tutorial So I wrote this post 2 weeks ago but I’ve been trying to think of a way to make tutorials easier for me and for you, that’s why I had it on hold. And this weekend the idea came to me! I made a techniques and parts-of-tutorials-I-use-often page, so that way I can refer to them instead of making that part of the tutorial each time. I love bracelets and I am always looking for bright colors and unique looking bracelets, so last time I visited Joann’s I bought 6/8″ ribbon ends and lobster clasps to make fabric bracelets. I also wanted to share that this tutorial is for very light-weight fabrics, since I didn’t have much of it, I could not just roll 4 big pieces and make the braid, instead I made little straps and run pieces of cord on the inside to give them volume. First I cut 2″ wide of my fabric. After that I folded the traps with the wrong side of the fabric facing out and sewed them, you can see the details of how to turn the straps inside out here

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. 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 Supplies: • Glue gun (or an industrial strength glue such as E6000) • 3 pyramid studs • Jewelry pliers • 2 adjustable rings** ** Any kind of adjustable ring blank will do. Instructions:

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

Amazing Glaze: Pet Tag Memory Pendants & Other Decal Charms My Decal Penny Pendants project has become one of the all-time most popular posts on JSIM. To extend that project a bit further, I thought creating pet memory pendant charms would be really lovely. I still had our late dogs’ tags tucked even after 10 years, I guess you just don’t throw those sweet little things away. Based on the instructions of the Decal Penny Pendant project HERE, I made various charms today. using keywords such as: vintage decals, Meyercord decals, flower decals, water-slide decals, etc. I keep a tiny salt spoon handy to use with my Amazing Glaze Enameling Resin, which also comes in bulk. And this one in memory of Annie. I think these would make such thoughtful gifts for someone who has lost a pet. I also had some vintage tool-check tags picked up at flea markets which also made pretty pendant charms. You can color the stamped areas by spray-painting the tag and later sanding away the surface, leaving the color within the stamped numbers and letters. Share

Tiny Polaroid Magnets | { Ambrosia Girl } Hi there! It’s felt like forever since I’ve last blogged, and has felt like an eternity since I’ve done anything crafty and nifty. Since my morning sickness has gone into full speed (yes, we’re expecting our third this fall!) I haven’t felt like myself. But nothing like inspiration to wake one out of a reverie — or nightmare, in my constantly sick state. I came across these DIY Pantone chip magnets on How About Orange and wanted to do something similar. You will need: Cardboard (mine was the backing of a sketchbook — much thicker than the back of a regular spiral bound notebook) or 2-3 sheets of white cardstock or poster board spray-mounted together to use as a sturdy backing to the magnetsOpaque white marker (necessary only if your cardboard is not white) Craft knife Metal straight edge/ruler Clear packing tape or frisk film. Step 1: Download a Photoshop file of the Polaroid frames below. Step 2: Print out photos onto photo paper. Step 4: Trim out photos with craft knife. 487 Comments

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