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We were super excited to share the Fishtail Friendship bracelet tutorial with you and we are even more excited to share that we've found an easier way to do it. Don't get me wrong, I will still use the original technique to create more intricate designs but, this new tutorial is so quick you will end up wanting to make one in every color combination possible (like we did!) This tutorial is very similar to the other one so I will just share with you the differences. 1. You will only need to choose three colors of embroidery/friendship thread. Cut two pieces of each color at around 3 feet each. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. To see more detailed instructions of the end steps please refer to this tutorial. P.S.

Ball And Chain Stackable Rings « Rachel McAdams, Nicole Richie, Rose Gold Beaded Stackable Rings I had an accessories ah-ha moment this week while sitting in traffic… I need to add a few simple and dainty rings to my jewelry box. I know it’s like a compete 180 from the blinged out, statement making Kristen that you guys have grown to know and love ;-) but every once and awhile it’s good to switch it up. Stackable rings it the perfect addition to the stackable bracelets that already dress up my arm. This DIY project is simple, easy, chic and SUPER CHEAP (…like $2 cheap)! Materials: Ball and Chain (available at your local hardware store or jewelry supplier) , Connectors To be sure you size your ring correctly, use one of your favorite rings to measure the amount of chain you need. Attach the connector to one end and complete the circle by connecting it to the other end. The great thing about this ring is that it’s adjustable! Stacks on stack on stacks!

Happy Friday! (4 DIY Projects) Hi there, thanks for stopping by today! To all of you who celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope you had a lovely dinner with your family or friends! Here are four DIY projects for your weekend, hope you'll enjoy them! 6 Strand Braid Tutorial I've been braiding my girls hair for years. All sorts. I love doing their hair. But to get to todays post. Start by picking out your string, yarn, raffia, hair. Step 1...Put all six strands together. I braided this down a bit so you could get a better image of what I was doing. Step 2...Your strands should look like this. Step 3...Start on the far left red strand. Step 4...Now take the red strand and go over the top of the yellow. Step 5...Starting on the right now, take the blue strand, go over the top of the purple. Step 6...Again with the blue, go under the green strand. Step 7...With the blue, go over the top of the red. Step 8...Tighten all strands and repeat until desired length is achieved. easy way to remember this. From the left...Under, Over From the right...Over, Under, Over Repeat! This will be your finished look You can used this for a number of things...bracelets, hair accessory, belts, bookmarks and more. I love braiding and even have my girls learning already.

The Madeleine Mini Bloomers Hello! I keep forgetting to post this so here it is. I've been wanting to sew a romper (or few) for this summer but I figured I should start with the shorts and once I had those down, graduate to the romper. So I started with these guys, and then I did non-pajama shorts, so I guess the romper is next! These were incredibly easy and gave me the courage to keep going. p.s.

DIY Macrame Bracelet Growing up by the beach in Southern California, the ability to knot a macrame bracelet was practically a right of passage. Although those days are long behind us, we’ve never forgotten the ever-so-simple square knot technique. This time, however, we’re replacing hemp and wooden beads for more updated elements like colorful nylon cord and glossy metal charms. Happy knotting! You’ll need: Start by cutting the knotting cord into two 30 inch, two 20 inch and one 10 inch lengths. Center the 30 inch cord under the two middle strands. Pull tightly and slide the knot up to the top. Finish the 2nd half of the square knot by folding the left cord over the middle strands and under the right cord. Pull tightly and repeat the steps – left, right, left, right . . . To finish the knots, thread one of the cords onto a needle and sew up the center of 3-4 knots along the backside. Repeat the same step on the other cord. After sewing up both knotting cords, trim away any excess.

Makeover Hoop Earrings I have a lot of earrings. I never throw them out. Even the cheap ones that start to wear. At least they don't take up space. Recently we were at Disney and I was watching a girl wrap hair with thread. It was interesting how they switched from color to color. What you need: 1. What you do: 1. 2. 3. That's it.

Quiet Lion Creations: Re-Vamp your Friendship Bracelets! No, this tutorial does not have you making any type of designer DIY! It's a simple tutorial to make cool the-dye friendship braided bracelets. I came up with this idea when trying to get a more dainty tie-dye effect, instead of just using those thick strands of embroidery floss. Step 1: Gather materials. Step 2: Cut your embroidery floss. Step 3: Group all of your individual threads into 3 big groups, making sure you get a variant amount of colors in each group. Knot at the end, when it's long enough to tie on your wrist. Make them in a variety of colors! To add charms, simply place charms on a jumping and add in the middle of your braid. You are finished! I made a set out of my three friendship bracelets, with coordinating charms. If you share/use/post this tutorial, please link back to me.

teahab: Tutorial Tuesday To celebrate the launch of Checkmybox later this month we are re posting our most popular tutorials all throughout this month, and as it happens they will be our first range of kit designs. So if you like any of the tutorials over the next four weeks and are struggling to find the right materials and findings keep your eyes open for our kits that will be available exclusively in Mr Birds Emporium at the Custard Factory, Birmingham from 15th November, and online shortly afterwards (date to be confirmed). We'll be updating you with the website details soon and keeping you up to date on our progress as we actually make some! Enjoy. If you like this tutorial, check out my 2013 updated version on my new blog for this neon plaited bracelet tutorial! Instructions 1.

DIY: Ombre Dye Method We all love the Ombre hairstyle the exploded overnight… gracing celebrities from Drew Barrymore to Rachel Bilson. There’s something wonderfully funky and elegant about the change of color- so why limit it to just hair?! Rachel Bilson Drew Barrymor Ombre dying methods work on clothes too! Free People Ombre Shorts You don’t have to spend big bucks to have funky one of a kind dyed clothes though- just follow these simple steps for an ombre-tastic article of clothing! : Choose an article of clothing (or a few). : Prepare the dye. Rit Dye Run your garment under water so that is damp and place your article of clothing on a hanger and hang above the bowl of dye. Dye Process Wait a while. : Take the garment out of the dye and rinse in the sink until the water runs clear- make sure not to get any dye on the top part of the garment. Wash garments separately WITH a little bit of detergent. Ombre Shirt Ombre Short WALA! By: Erin Fox {*style:<i> RTRCampusGirl has 207 post(s) on RTR On Campus </i>*}

DIY Heart Friendship Bracelet As the month of love approaches, we thought we’d combine friendship and hearts into one Valentine’s Day themed tutorial: a heart patterned friendship bracelet! Using some candy-colored embroidery floss and your familiarity with the chevron friendship bracelet, you’ll be able to whip up one of these tokens of love in a heartbeat. You’ll need:2 colors of embroidery flossscissorstape or clipboard Creating a heart pattern involves just a simple modification to the chevron patterned friendship bracelet. Separate the threads into 2 sets, 2 of each color on each side. Start on the left side with the outermost strand (shown here in red) and make a forward knot by creating a 4-shape over the 2nd strand (shown here in blue), loop it under and back through the opening. Pull up and to the right to tighten. Continue knotting over each color, towards the right, until the outermost color has carried over to the middle. Continue knotting towards the left until the outermost strand reaches the middle.

Beaded Bracelets 469 I recently read over at ikatbag about her daughters' love for Perler beads and it brought back childhood memories. As a child I especially loved a coaster at my grandpa's house that was woven from beads the same size as Perler (or Hama or IKEA PYSSLA) but they were made form ceramic or glass, not plastic. It was a beautiful coaster. Anyways, my 2 year old loves beads at the moment and I just kept thinking of patterns for woven bead projects, so we got a box of fusible beads (and some peg boards, too) from IKEA and I started out on some simple bracelets. The weaving technique is also found on the Perler/Hama website, but there it's not well explained. STEP 1: Tie a bead (I use a different kind bead so it's obvious) as a stopper to one end of your string/elastic thread). Add 4 beads (or any even number beads) to the string. STEP 2: Add another bead and put the string through the 3rd bead of the first row. STEP 3: Add one bead and put the string through the first bead of the first row.

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