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DIY Beaded Bracelet «

DIY Beaded Bracelet «
I’m super excited to share this project with you, as it has been over two weeks in the making. I fussed around with many a mini-crochet needle and embroidery thread, and my house is now littered with bitty seed beads, to arrive at what I think is my favorite and most unique tutorial yet! Woo hoo! Materials: Embroidery thread (I used 6 stranded thread) Crochet hook size 1 (2.75mm) Seed beads Jewelry clasps Needle Scissors Directions: Note: This pattern is for a bracelet that measures 6.5″ at completion. I needed just under 16′ of embroidery thread for that length. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Or you can always go the neon route, which is clearly a Blog a la Cart fav. Admittedly, Sunny demands to wear the blue and “geen” one frequently. Photos: Ashley Weeks Cart

DIY BRACELETS There has been so much chitter chatter on pinterest lately about the stacking bracelet trend (or as some people call it - "an arm party") and I think I am jumping on the bandwagon. The bigger, bolder, chunkier, gold-er :: the better. And, in effort to be financial friendly a lot of people have starting making their own to layer. I created a DIY board to house all of my funky finds in hopes it will inspire me to tackle one.Dana and I have collected almost all the supplies to make a few DIY jewelry projects, but we are still searching for a few supplies. Rope & Hex Nut bracelet via truly smitten, or another take on this bracelet could be used with leather or suede (below). This chain & rhinestone bracelet is one of my favorites, but it has been difficult finding the right chain. These friendship bracelets are a total throwback to middle school, but I love the updated look with the metallic thread. via honestly wtf If you have any other good tutorials, please share!

Make Fabric Flowers Let’s just jump right into making this flower… Start with a piece of fabric 3 inches wide by 24 inches long. Twist it really tight. Fold it in half and it will twist together on its own. Hot glue the unfolded end under to create the center of the flower. The real deal: It cost less than $0.30 to make one flower. Are you addicted to making fabric flowers yet? Go and be pretty,

Easy Crochet Wrap Bracelet #1 Wrap bracelets are everywhere. I went to three different stores last weekend to buy gifts for friends and there were so many of these extra-long bracelets out there. I'm going to my first ever craft show (I've sold a few items at a show, but this will be my first foray into full out selling) and decided to make a few prototype crochet bracelets. I love the look of these bracelets and so for the next few posts here I will show you what I came up with . Easy Crochet Wrap Bracelet #1 Please note: You can make this pattern for any reason, even to sell. Materials Needed:less than one oz of Crochet Cotton or Nylon in size 3. Super Easy Instructions Prep: Thread your beads onto your thread. 1: Make a foundation chain long enough to wrap around you wrist loosely at least 5 times. 2: Double chain in the first 10 chains of the foundation chain. 3. 4. 5. And you're done! Please let me know (show me pictures!) See you soon with another wrap bracelet pattern! ~Dee I linked up at:

How To: Five Handy Embroidery Stitches September 2nd, 2008 Email 82 users recommend These five embroidery stitches are a great place to start. Erika Kern Start your split stitch by coming up through the middle of your first stitch, splitting it in half. Make the rest of your stitches the same length as your first to get a nice, even line. Photo: Erika Kern Stem Stitch: I LOVE the stem stitch! This stitch is great to work "from the front," which means you can poke the needle through and out of the fabric without switching your hand from back to front. Just like with your split stitch, the back of your stem stitch should look like a back stitch.

DIY Friendship Bracelet For several months now, we’ve been receiving emails requesting a friendship bracelet DIY. Well, friends, ask and you shall receive! Today, we’ll give you a step by step tutorial on the classic chevron pattern. If you used to whip up friendship bracelets like a champ in grade school and have since forgotten how, consider this a refresher course. And if you can make these with your eyes closed and arms tied . . . umm, can we still be friends? You’ll need:embroidery threada safety pin or tapea pair of scissors Start by cutting several strands of embroidery thread at about 24 inches each. Start on the left side with the outermost color (shown here in red) and make a forward knot by creating a 4-shape over the 2nd color, loop it under and back through the opening. Pull up and to the right to tighten. Now pick up the outermost color on the right side (show here in red) and make a backward knot, creating a reverse 4-shape over the 2nd color, loop it under and back through the opening.

Flip-Flop Refashion: Part 1 (Braided Straps) Summer is great. And warm. And full of outdoor activities and trips to the pool and random walks around the neighborhood. I love it. And my shoe of choice for these warmer months?? Sandals, of course. So, I saw a tutorial for this flip-flop makeover (great work Mother Huddle), floating around the web…….and the wheels started turning. I decided to just string all of the ideas together and create a whole series. First up? A quick and easy flip flop…….made with some braided knit fabric scraps, using the 5 strand braiding technique, shown here. These soft braided straps streeeeeetch the perfect amount, right around the back of my heel……..keeping the flip-flop snug and in place. I added little loops of fabric to the sides, to keep the braided straps in place. These little sandals are so light, they’re soft and stretchy, and my favorite part……..they’re inexpensive. ($2.50 to be exact) These flip-flops make me think of the beach……and make me miss GA. I guess I better find a sandy spot at the lake.

free crochet pattern « Near Miscellany Cutie Fruity Toddler Bracelet or Hair Tie The Cutie Fruity toddler bracelet is stretchy so it's easy for little people to put on and take off. Apparently that's half the fun! I created this for the Summer Solstice challenge in the Color Combination Challenge Facebook group. Cutie Fruity Toddler Bracelet Materials: Stretchy ponytail holder the right size to slip on and off a toddler's wrist easily. How to make the Cutie Fruity toddler bracelet. String beads onto the floss in the order you want them to appear in the finished work. Pass the hook through the ponytail holder, yarn over, pull hook back through and go over top of the ponytail holder, yarn over and pull through loop on hook. SC 2, *ch 3, SC 3* repeat all around the ponytail holder, making sure to do enough repeats to allow the band to stretch some, ch 4 and do not turn. Weave in any loose ends. When all is finished and secure, hand off to the toddler for a test drive! Enjoy! Glyph Out. Crocheting a Beaded Bracelet Crochet Pattern:

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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. Clearly this arm party train isn’t stopping and it’s about time you get on board! 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!!

Re-purposing: Tshirts into 5-strand-braided-headbands I was walking through Target a few weeks ago and noticed this little knit fabric headband that was not just braided together…….but woven. I decided they were charging way too much for something that could be made with t-shirt scraps. And that means free. So there you have it. (Or you may need one for working out. I kinda love it on my little girl . She always has little hair fly-aways that get into her face…….and this helps with that problem. It even works great with her hair down…..and keeps that hair tucked behind her ears. And yep, good for me too. Thanks little t-shirt scraps. Want to make your own? First, find some old t-shirts. Then, cut your fabric into long strips. Next, stack your 5 strips on top of each other and sew together at one end. Now, pull on each strip of fabric so that they kind of curl on the edges. Now, to create this 5 strand braid……’ll kind of be braiding on the left side and then braiding on the right. But let me explain a little better. And that’s it.