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Bracelet tubes dorés

Bracelet tubes dorés
I have very vivid memories of walking into a bead store for the first time, almost 15 years ago, and being overwhelmed by the million and ten ideas that filled my mind. I was immediately hooked on the concept of transforming simple and unexpected elements into something beautiful and wearable. That moment was the catalyst for my eventual path into jewelry design and craft – my higher calling, if you will. Today’s tutorial takes me back to my first foray into jewelry making, where I’ll show you how to make two delightful bracelets using the same basic component. Get inspired and have fun! For single, adjustable gold tube bracelets, you’ll need: Start by cutting the knotting cord into 2 12 inch pieces. And now, all that’s left is the sliding closure! . . . and bring the top cord under both the bottom and middle overlapping strands through the loop, into a knot. Repeat the same step on the right side. Continue to make 5-6 more knots. Trim away any excess cord. Layer and enjoy.

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Bracelet anneaux/macramé 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. DIY Marbled Glassware When graphic designer and artist Joanna Bean Martin shared with us her technique for marbling the bottoms of glassware with nail polish, we couldn’t wait to try it ourselves. Who knew it would be such an easy way to add color and pattern to your next tablescape or party? Remember, the brighter and bolder colors you use, the more the glasses will radiate and glow. Have fun! You’ll need:flat bottomed glasswarevariety of colorful nail polishclear nail polisha disposable plastic containernail polish removerpainters tapetoothpicks

Crafts Unleashed Today’s project is a fun and easy bangle suitable for jewelry beginners. It uses memory wire, so there are no clasps or findings to worry about. All you need to think about is what kinds of fabulous beads you want to use! I am loving turquoise this season, so I used a mix of turquoise beads and tube beads to create this look. I’ll show you how I made mine, but keep in mind that memory wire bracelets are very versatile – giving you the chance to create any look you love!

Anklet These days we’re all for reincorporating the anklet back into our accessory repertoire. Made with thin chain and tiny charms, delicate anklets are the perfect summer trinket for those beachy bare feet or barely there sandals. This week’s DIY requires only two pairs of pliers and a handful of accessible supplies – which can then be used to make bracelets and necklaces, too! Cut the chain to length by measuring it around the ankle. Using the pliers in a back and forth motion, open the jump ring that is attached to the lobster clasp. DIY Tutorial: Nautical Rope Bracelet » Operation Overhaul I’ve been so busy with school that I haven’t been diy-ing anything, but now that my project is completed, I’m back! Here’s a pretty easy tutorial for everyone—a nautical rope bracelet to add to your arm candy. Materials needed: Rope – 4 strands, 30cm each (I got mine from Daiso!)2 Leather Strips – Cut to 3.5cm eachSnap buttonsThreadNeedleScissors

DIY Rhinestone Sliding Knot Bracelet I suppose we can call this week’s tutorial somewhat of a refresher course on how to master the perfect sliding knot. But the real reason why I had to recreate this familiar DIY with you is to share a little thing I recently discovered called a crimp end, that’s especially made for rhinestone chain. It’s a nifty finding that attaches to the ends, allowing you to finally put some use to all those few leftover inches of sparkle. Pay close attention and I’ll show you how to add to your growing and ever changing stack! Crafts Unleashed For those of you who love jewelry, I am going to show you how to make a bracelet today that is beautiful and fairly simple to create. It’s a great project for experienced beginners – it makes up quickly, there aren’t any difficult patterns to follow, and I’m going to show you how to finish your clasp in a way that looks polished and professional with a set of end cones. So if you have the hang of bead stringing and how to use your pliers – you should find that this is very easy to do and really takes your jewelry pieces to the next level. The other technique I will show you is how to get the twisted look with multiple strands of beads, and beginners can achieve this look whether you finish your ends with cones or caps. So even if you haven’t really had a lot of experience with bead stringing – you can still make a bracelet like this one for yourself! Let me show you how!

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.

It’s “Time” to Make Watch Wrap Bracelets! Isn’t it about time you made a watch wrap bracelet? First, you’re going to need a time sensitive playlist, filled with tracks like Closing Time, One More Time, Time After Time, and the like. Well guess what? We made you one! Seriously though, this DIY project is a great way to update old watches in a way that perfectly combines fashion and function. Whether you’re into the modern leather trim look, love the beaded necklace style, or are looking for any excuse to wear a friendship bracelet, we’ve got a watch wrap bracelet for you.

DIY Lace Pumpkins There’s nothing better than the first sight of pumpkins in early October . . . a sign that fall is officially here and the holidays are soon to follow. While I’ll be carving a few shapely gourds in time for Halloween next week, I was inspired to decoupage a small batch with paint and black lace. They’re delightfully ghoulish and a great way to keep those pumpkins lasting longer! You’ll need: Fashion Diva Design Hey my dear ladies, I’m always here to inspire you and to show you some interesting ideas! For today I have made you an amazing collection of 25 trendy handmade bracelets. Are you excited? We all know that the accessories are very important and that they can change our look in a minute and we should all update our accessory with some stylish pieces. Lace Doily Bowl A little while back I was searching for doilies – not the paper kind, nice crochet and lace doilies – for a DIY project. I finally found some online, so I ordered a bunch figuring I’d use them for something. Sure enough, inspiration struck soon after and I decided to make some into bowls! I had heard of covering balloons with them to make really pretty lanterns (similar to our “thought bubbles”), and it turns out you can make a doily into a bowl using a very similar technique. What you need: doilies (I ordered them from this website), fabric stiffener (I found this at A.C. Moore), and a bowl.

DIY Braided Bead Bracelet 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.

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