DIY Braided Clay Bracelet Yes I am obsessed with polymer clay. Its such a fun material to work with because if you mess up... you just mash it all up and start again. Today's DIY is a spin off of this project that I did a little while back. Knead the clay with your hands to soften it up. Using the palm of your hand roll out three long tubes. Mash the top of the tubes together and begin braiding. Using your own wrist as a guide determine how long you want to make your bracelet. Connect the two ends and gently mash ( I cant think of a better word so mash it is) the two ends together. Bake for 25 minutes at 245 degrees. I decided bright yellow was not very "fall" so I switched it out for bronze. Have a little wrist party and make as many as you want! If you want to see more ways to create with polymer clay you can check here here and here.
Washer & Macramé Bracelet this week’s diy is inspired by the twosome bracelet from anthro, the one with flat discs. it is a super simple bracelet to make and it cost me maybe 3 to 5 dollars to make total. full on diy after le-jump. supplies i used: glue, i love 527 glue & use it often. i already had this in my supply box, but i suppose krazy glue or some other type would work just fine. washers. i bought a little box from home depot. i didn’t get the smallest size, which resulted in a chunkier bracelet. there are tiny washers out there if you want a daintier bracelet. waxed cotton cord. i had chocolate brown in my arsenal, but i really love bold colors too. pick whatever size you think would compliment your washers. you only need two strands to fit through the washers, if that helps. hemp, linen, or bamboo cord would work well too. oh, & scissors. Like this: Like Loading...
diy clay bangles I have a bangle obsession...and I have a deep love for polymer clay. I am definitely keeping the polymer clay section at Michaels in business. I have quite the collection going, which is filling up our kitchen panty pretty quickly. Ian opened the cabinet to get some food goodies last night and told me I should "Probably get organized." What?!! I am going to show you an EASY and inexpensive way to make just about any kind of bangle you want. What you need:A few different polymer clay colors.A bangle. Using the palm of your hand roll two thin tubes. Wrap one color over the other. Using the bangle as a guideline wrap your tube of clay around it tightly. Remove the guideline bangle and bake your bracelet at 275 degrees for 20 minutes. You can make as many as you want!
DIY - Pink Bead Cuff Bracelet Recently I’ve been infatuated with cubed beads and have ordered a fair few over the last few weeks. I was hoping these pink beads were actually glass like the post claimed it was, unfortunately I think they are most likely plastic – but despite this annoyance I think the project came out quite well and perhaps if more paint scratches off the beads it will give the bracelet a whole different look. Tools: ChainWire CuttersRound Nosed PliersJewellery wire (18/20 gayge)Jump Rings (optional)End ClaspsBeads Tutorial: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. I’ve got another cuff bracelet coming up and I’m hoping to do a few more beads arriving soon in the mail Stay tuned! LOve <3
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.
Brown braided leather / Giant toggle clasp par ClassyLeather Nest of Posies: woven chain-chain-chain bracelet As you all have probably seen ~ these woven bracelets are all the rage right now. Hello, my name is Kellie & I’m a sucker for trendy things. I really am. Gosh, darn it. There’s tutorials out there like crazy, so I wont even try to subjected you, to one from me. However, this post is about a “golden” tip & of course, my favorite Spring colors. Tangerine tango, pink, mint with a hint of aqua. = deliciousness! You know in Joanne’s where they have every trim imaginable? they have gold chain for $19.99 a yard. I bought a 1/2 yard = $9.99 but after using my 50% coupon it was = $4.99 for a 1/2 yard (are you still with me?) (***a 1/2 yard will make 2 bracelets***) I also bought 2 gold chain hook key rings that were $2.99 for 2. also, 5 embroidery thread colors for .29 cents each. So I made myself one sassy big link gold chain-chain-chain woven bracelet for Are you jealy? Now hurry up with your sassy self & make one too! find me elsewhere: Hello!
Shrinky Bracelet If you grew up in the 80's, like I did, you're probably already familiar with the awesomeness that is Shrinky Dinks...but did you know that you can still buy Shrinky Dinks? Yep, they're still out there - in craft stores, hobby shops, and even on Amazon. But you don't have to buy a Shrinky Dink kit to have all the fun. There is a great tutorial on Instructables (courtesy of Dabbled) with all the instructions for making your own shrinky projects from #6 plastic containers, so I won't go into too much detail here. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Use a pair of pliers to open the rings. 8. Surprise mom with a priceless piece of jewelry made by her little artists! I was also able to make a pendant from a long, skinny piece I had left over after cutting apart the "beads" for the bracelet. Cute, right?
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
Beaded Wrap Bracelet Video Tutorial | Make Bracelets! This is the single wrap bracelet I made while filming the wrap bracelet tutorial. It has such a different look to it than the one I made this past weekend. It is amazing the different look and style you can create with the same basic pattern just by changing length of the bracelet and the type and size of the bead! Here is my attempt at a little video production for you. Warning: Video is 15 minutes long – Yikes – I feel like I over explain things. Grab a little cuppa’ something warm and cozy before you watch so you don’t get antsy. Post production notes: I did go ahead and put a tiny dab of GS Hypo Cement on the nymo thread knots on either side of the bracelet – but just on the nymo. I hope this video helps you make your own beaded wrap bracelets! Please share some pictures of your beaded wrap bracelet creations with me by linking back to this tutorial on your blog or website. Tracy
How to Make a Fork Bracelet DIY Fashion and Craft Tutorials | Stars for StreetlightsStars for Streetlights I've always loved taking everyday items and making them into something interesting. Ever since I was a little crafty kid I loved devouring books that taught me how to make little dolls from clothespins, beads from rolled up magazines, and little fairy ornaments from wire and fake flower petals. The first time I saw my friend wearing a bracelet made from a fork a few years ago, I knew I had to try it (*ahem Carly ;)). I wrote up a tutorial a while back, but I've had some questions about the directions I gave so I decided to make a proper tutorial with a video! (Please excuse my intro, if you can't hustle your website on your Youtube channel, where else are you supposed to do it? What you need:♥ A fork. I think these forks are the easiest to use, and I've used a lot of different forks. :)♥ Pliers, 3 pairs. 1 jewelry pair, 1 regular pair or needle nose, and an adjustable wrench.♥ Piece of thick fabric like denim or corduroy.♥ Strong hands. I've always really liked layering bracelets.
BEADED WRAP BRACELET DIY This Beaded Wrap Bracelet DIY is a great way to reuse the beads from old necklaces or any odd beads you have lying around from other projects. (I used at least 3 old necklaces for this bracelet.) I feel invincible, like I have Wonder Woman’s gold cuff on! This Beaded Wrap Bracelet is so fun because it feels like a gauntlet on your arm. Wire – I used 20 gauge (if you can find beads that fit on the larger 16 gage I’d recommend that, your bracelet will be more stiff, BUT mines still great on 20 gauge!) Step 1 Keeping your wire in the original coil, using your wire cutters count 10-12 rounds and cut. Step 2 Using your pliers bend one end of your wire into a small loop. Step 3 Start putting your beads on your wire. I noticed that when I was putting the beads on the wire, my wire straightened out but don’t worry you’ll be able to coil it back up once you’re finished. Or better yet, use memory wire. Step 4 Then if you need to you can re-coil your beaded wire.