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DIY Dreamcatcher Jewelry

DIY Dreamcatcher Jewelry
Fashion is heading in a more natural direction. Organic clothing is on the up and up, as well as feathers, fur, fringe, crochet, and anything with an earthy feel. To get in touch with your inner flower child, try making and wearing these DIY Dreamcatcher jewelry pieces. You will need: 1 or 2 small metal ringsBlack or colored suede cord, ribbon, leather, or fabric (unless making the earring style, which requires no wrapping)White linen cord (approx 1 yard)FeathersBeadsGluePaperclip Directions (pictures by Burn Out Brite): Begin by taking your suede cord and wrapping it tightly around your metal ring. Tie the white linen cord as close to the suede knot as possible. Once you’ve gone around the entire ring, make your next loop stitch in the middle of your first white linen cord stitch. Keep moving clockwise, finishing a row and beginning a new one until you reach the very middle of the dreamcatcher. Add a bead and tie off the knot.

DIY Wrap Bracelets These bracelets are hitting the DIY and fashion worlds by storm! The best part? They’re incredibly easy to make. As soon as I’m finished with my midterms/projects/finals (why I severely dislike the quarter system), I’m definitely going to make a bunch of these for myself and my friends. This extremely helpful tutorial is brought to you by Erica at Honestly…WTF but I’ve reinterpreted it here for your convenience! You will need: 44-55″* 1.5mm leather cord12-15″* brass ball chain or crystal chain 58-72″* waxed linen cord (scroll down in link)1/4″ brass hex nut (a large bead can work as well)a pair of scissors* lengths may vary due to wrist size Fold the length of leather cording in half to form a loop. Place the ball chain or crystal 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. Thread the hex nut through the strands and tie a second knot.

DIY Fashion-Forward Bracelets When money is tight, but fabulous fashion is a necessity, try out your crafting skills to make something new and fantastic. These bracelets are sure to impress and look quite expensive, but all they require is some gold chain and friendship bracelet yarn, both of which you can find at a craft store like Michael’s Art Supply. Make one signature piece or stack a bunch for a layered look! BFrend Bracelets by Monika You can find the full blog post here to see more styles of these bracelets. In order to create them, check out these various friendship bracelet patterns. Another fun and very creative bracelet is this one made out of gold or silver nuts, normally used to secure bolts. Amazing what you can create with such inexpensive items!

Give an Old Grungy T-shirt a New Look Remember that one concert you had to get a t-shirt for? Or that soccer team you used to be a part of but can not part with the old team shirt? Well here is a way to give that t-shirt a new look! First, you cut away the collar of the t-shirt. Here is a picture version of how to cut those unwanted parts turn into a fresh new style: I suggest doing this method for the bigger t-shirts you have because the shirt does get about a size smaller when you revamp it. With this new trick all of your friends will think you have a whole new wardrobe, so happy cutting!

DIY Miu Miu Jeweled Heels Another great idea from Erica at Honestly…WTF ! This simple tutorial has the most fabulous results, and I’ve reposted it here for your convenience. You will need: a pair of high heels 40-50 large and medium (10-15 mm) multi-shaped rhinestones 30-40 small (3-6 mm) round rhinestones E-6000 Glue tweezers a small dish or container (don’t use anything nice! toothpick Squeeze some glue into a small dish or container. Press the stone into the top of the center of the heel. A tip: the smaller round stones will require the tiniest bit of glue. Repeat the same steps on the other shoe . . . And you’re bejeweled! Thanks again to Erica at Honestly…WTF for this great tutorial! {*style:<i>Lizzy is a Merchandise Product Development major at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising L.A. Lizzy S. has 64 post(s) on RTR On Campus </i>*}

Knotted Headband – Your new favorite fall accessory Are you guys gearing your closet up for fall weather? If you’re like me, you are just waiting for the cold front to strike so you can whip out outfits you’ve been creating in your mind while you are supposed to be concentrating on other things – like school and work and oh, did I forget to pick up the kids? Today I have an easy DIY to spice up your fall wardrobe. As many of you know, knotted headbands were recently popularized by Blair Waldorf of Gossip Girl. Knots are generally associated with a nautical theme and thus, heavily utilized in the spring and summer. Today I will show you the most basic technique for creating your very own knotted headband. Supplies: • rope or cord (I bought mine from Hobby Lobby – an entire spool for .99!) Step 1: Cut your rope an appropriate length. Finish your rope ends by holding them over a flame, hot gluing them a bit, or taping them – they’re all good options. Step 2: Time to create the knot, the focal point of your headband. The main work is done! 1.

DIY Braided Bead Bracelet - Honestly WTF - StumbleUpon 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)

Make a Fabric Covered Gem Necklace photos: Kirsten for we heart this Lately, fabric seems to be making its way into necklaces, earrings, bracelets – all kinds of accessories. I love that it can add an entirely different texture and look to a piece of jewelry. For this DIY, I incorporated fabric from a thrifted skirt with some plastic décor gems and chain to create a one of a kind necklace. Totally customizable and really easy to make! Supplies: - Plastic lightweight decorating gems* - Scrap fabric (mine was 40 inches x 4 inches)** - Thick chain - Scissors - Jewelry pliers - Hot glue gun (optional) *I used 7 gems. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Voilà – on-trend necklace, made by YOU! Kirsten of Studs-and-Pearls.com is currently in graduate school, working towards her Masters of Science in Nutrition.

Best of wht 2011: DIY: Braided Charm Bracelet It’s best of week here at we heart this! To celebrate the upcoming New Year, we’ll be bringing you the best and most popular posts of this year as voted upon by the trusty wht team. If you have some time for a craft project this week, here’s one that you can make to gift to new friends (or to ensure you keep the old ones) in the New Year! ~ wht Charm friends and family with some customized craftiness! photos: kirsten for we heart this Welcome to my latest 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.

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 of the Month: Braided T-shirt Bracelet How To: Give your old t-shirts a second life. Sorry dust rag pile! photos: kirsten for we heart this I love using simple materials to make something fun and innovative. The supplies for this bracelet DIY are really basic, so there’s a REALLY good chance you own all of them already. As with most of my DIY’s for wht, this is very customizable. Supplies: • T-shirt scraps • 2 keychain rings • Scissors • Needles and thread • Glue gun • Ruler 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. More Options: • Add a strand of metallic thread into the braid • Add charms to the key rings or actual strips of fabric • Use the colors of your school or favorite sports team, or coordinate it with your latest spring outfit Readers – do you have an favorite T just waiting to be turned into a new bracelet? Kirsten of Studs-and-Pearls.com is currently in graduate school, working towards her Masters of Science in Nutrition.

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