Bracelet Hello everybody! I hope you enjoyed your weekend. I know I did, for the most part. I strained my back on Saturday then spent Sunday watching Mad Men and reading Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain. I am A total dork for all things Bourdain/No Reservations. But anyway… I am proud that I am, so far, keeping my New Year’s Resolutions. But I did mine with leather. And there you have it. Have a wonderful day! Oh, and if you haven’t already, remember to Friend me on Facebook :) starburst and tape from puglypixel. Like this: Like Loading... DIY Woven Bracelet & Necklace I’ve been itching to make myself some jewelry inspired by Aurélie Bidermann’s “Do Brasil” line. Since I don’t have 300 Euros lying around, this looked like a design I could recreate on my own. I was primed to put together a DIY Tutorial for you all when I discovered that Honestly WTF had already done the honors. I picked up the gold necklace and the two bracelet chains from an antique shop for $5 a piece, and had the embroidery thread on hand. I only needed scissors and two bobby pins to see this project through. Pretty amazing results, no? Jump on over here for the tutorial. NECKLACE: I used shades of pale blue and turquoise embroidery thread, and wove through one side of the chain to mimic this necklace. CHARM BRACELET: This bracelet was already armed with charms. DOUBLE BRAIDED BRACELET: For this bracelet, I removed the charm and just used the chain. Photos: Courtesy of Ashley Weeks Cart
Sewing A Bracelet This is a fun one! Give it a try… The measurements given will accommodate wrist sizes between 5 and 7 inches around. Start with 24 inches of 1/2 inch wide ribbon. Fold again and pin. Keep folding and pinning… Now, you are ready to sew. When sewing, make sure the folds are facing you. Cut a piece of 1/2 inch wide elastic 2.5 inches long. This is what it looks like after you sew the elastic to one end. Measure the bracelet length you need. I told you this would be a fun one! The Real Deal: It only cost me $0.50 in materials to make this bracelet.
Sailor Knot Rope Bracelets Patriotic Turks Head Rope Bracelet From What Knot Shop As a child, we vacationed in Nantucket and Beach Haven, on the Jersey Shore. At the beginning of each summer, we’d slip on a rope “sailor” bracelet. We’d wear this bracelet all summer. In and out of the ocean, the pool, the softball field, the bracelet didn’t come off. It went on at the beginning of summer break and stayed on until the day before school started. Finally, on that last day of summer, our mom had to cut off the bracelet. Learn: Here is a great tutorial on How To Make A Classic Summer Sailor “Turks Head” Knot Rope Bracelet. Create: Make your own with a complete kit of traditional materials from Nantucket Knotworks. Purchase: Beautiful premade bracelets at this lovely etsy store, What Knot Shop and visit their blog for a more complex bracelet tutorial. CD DIY Note: The bracelet diy craft tutorial is great for children 7+. My Creative Dish
Summer Bracelets When M. came home from her camp with school, she showed me this yellow bracelet she made with 'scoubidoo' strings. One of her friends taught her how to make these and of course I wanted to have a go at it too. Instead of scoubidou string I used strips of fabric for one and leather - what did you think?!- shoelaces in offsetting colors for another one. So, in case you 're in need of a fun summer project here's a how-to in 16 pictures with a short description below. This is what you'll need for an adult size leather bracelet. - a 52cm long strip of fabric or leather shoe lace - a second strip of fabric or leather shoe lace of approximately 95 cm - a big-eyed needle - a cylindrical object to hold the loop so your project stays put while braiding (the neck of an Elmer's glue bottle works just fine; when out on the beach, the finger of a helper's hand might do the trick as well) Steps: 1. With special thanks to my little girl M. for teaching me how to make these...
Wrap Bracelet I made another wrap bracelet! This one is similar to this one at Henry Happened. Instead of two pieces of cord, I used three and the chain. I just held the chain with one of my pieces of cord as if it were one strand and braided. I put some coiled cord ends on each end and attached a clasp. I used about three feet of cord. You can see my beaded wrap cord bracelet HERE. Thanks for stopping by! I'll be linking up here:
Video Tutorials | Make Bracelets! Up-cycled Beaded Silk Wrap Bracelet Tutorial Irish Linen Sparkly Wrap Bracelet Tutorial Beaded Wrap Bracelet – Waxed Irish Linen Tutorial 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.
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!!
DIY Sliding Knot Bracelet After visiting the Mediterranean twice this past year, I’ve come to embrace the ubiquity that is the evil eye symbol and have since integrated it into the jewelry repertoire. Today I’ll be showing you how to make a sliding knot bracelet with an evil eye charm, which is thought to protect against negative energy and evil powers. And whether you’re superstitious or not, this is a super simple method which can be applied to any connector or charm! You’ll need: Thread 4 inches of cord through one side of the charm. Fold 2 inches of cord back on itself and then again to create a zig zag. Fold an inch of the tip down over the parallel cords. Thread the tip through the opening of the left loop. Push the coil to the right and pull the tip until the knot is tight. Thread the other end of the cord through the opposite side of the charm and create the same zig zag. Coil the tip around all the cords three times and thread the tip through the loop. Melt the ends with a lighter.