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.
Dutch Wax Collage Bracelet Knockoff Yep. I’ve gone visiting at my favorite website to knock off again. . . Oh – you’re new here? I occasionally like to make things that can be found at Anthropologie. My latest? And here is theirs . . . Isn’t it fun? This little cutie is super easy – here’s what you’ll need to create yours: • Bracelet Cuff (Mine came from Michael’s – their Industrial Chic line) • ribbon or fabric for wrapping (my ribbon came from here) • scraps of fabric for yo-yo’s • assorted buttons, beads or vintage pins • rhinestone strand • glue – I used E-6000 and it worked great! Start by getting your cuff ready. Begin wrapping your ribbon around the cuff. Continue wrapping and gluing . . and wrapping and gluing. . . until you reach the other end. Cut circles from scrap fabrics for your yo-yo’s. To make a yo-yo, fold under the edge on the wrong side of the circle and hand sew a gathering stitch all the way around. Pull the thread up so that the edges come together in a circle. Glue the yo-yo’s onto the bracelet.
DIY Woven Chain Bracelet Chain link bracelets, with colorful threads woven through them, have been popping up here and there. We adore Aurèlie Bidermann‘s Do Brazil bracelets and thought it was about time we graduate to the ultimate “grown-up” friendship bracelet. With a curb chain bracelet and some embroidery thread, we’ll teach you how to make your own woven chain bracelet. And one for your bestie too, of course. You’ll need:a curb link braceletembroidery threadtwo bobby pinsa pair of scissors Cut 2 sets of 15 strands of embroidery thread, with each strand measuring four times the length of the bracelet. Lay the second color (blue) over the first color (coral). Repeat the steps until you reach the end of the bracelet. (top images from here and here, rest of images by Honestly…WTF) 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
Wardrobe Recycle: Studded Chain Bracelet Τελικά εμείς τα studs πως τα λέμε; Τα λέμε τρούκς (ωραία ελληνική λέξη); Μιας και δεν έχω καταφέρει ακόμα να το ξεκαθαρίσω το ζήτημα θα συνεχίσω να τα λέω studs και πιστεύω ότι όλοι καταλαβαίνετε τι εννοώ! Αυτό λοιπόν το βραχιολάκι με τα studs και την αλυσίδα το έφτιαξα εχθές το βράδυ σε μια στιγμή έμπνευσης και βαρεμάρας ταυτόχρονα. Θα σας εξηγήσω πόσο εύκολα μπορείτε να φτιάξετε κι εσείς ένα ευθύς αμέσως. Θα χρειαστείτε: μία αλυσίδα μεσαίου περίπου πάχους, ένα κρικάκι, ένα κούμπωμα και μερικά studs φυσικά. Αρχίστε λοιπόν αφήνοντας κανα δυο κρικάκια της αλυσίδας ελεύθερα και περνώντας τις ακριανές μύτες από ένα stud στα δύο επόμενα που χωράνε. Κλείστε τα δοντάκια πατώντας πάνω από το κρικάκι της αλυσίδας ώστε να σταθεροποιηθεί εκεί το stud. Προχωρήστε στα επόμενα δύο κρικάκια και γεμίστε έτσι σιγά σιγά την αλυσίδα με τα studs αφήνοντας πάλι στο τέλος ένα κρικάκι ελεύθερο για να μπει το κούμπωμα. Βάλτε τέλος το κρικάκι και το κούμπωμα και το βραχιολάκι σας είναι έτοιμο. Φιλάκια xx
Chan Luu Single Wrap Macrame Bracelet Chan Luu bracelets are just so cool! What's great about them is that they use simple macrame techniques to produce different results, this time with the addition of beads! This tutorial adds on to my previous Square Knot Friendship Bracelets, but utilizes the beads in a different way; on the outside of the knots as opposed to the inside. What you get is a totally different result! Step 1: Gather materials. Step 2: Start the knots. Once you have a couple of square knots, take either side of the thread and add beads to these threads. Take two beads right up to the last knot. Make a square knot, making sure the beads are caught in the knot and lie right on either side of the center thread. Step 2: Continue this method. Once you have gotten one square knot set, continue to knot in this way, until your bracelet is as long as you need. You're finished! If you share/use/post this tutorial, please link back to me.
anthropologie knock off vintage lace bracelet The prettiness from Monday and yesterday continues today with a little anthro-inspired bracelet tutorial. In a word, lovely. The lace-and-pearls embroidered on vintage lace is just loveliness. The idea came from Anthropologie (shocker, right?). You’ll need--two lengths of 6″x2″ ribbon or lace for the base and the backing (doesn’t have to be vintage, it gets covered)-enough vintage lace/trim to cover the your ‘base’ (see above)-extra lace/trim to tie-embroidery thread-invisible thread-beads, pearls, etc. for embellishing 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Karen London- "Luxe"-inspired shiny earrings! I like to get ready for the holidays early; well, my wardrobe at least! And of course, jewelry is the most important part. I found these designer earrings by Karen London on endless.com, an online store filled with designer jewels and more. I loved the chic look of the earrings, and the simplicity and monochromatic color. I found a way to make my own, altered version, using very simple "ingredients". Also, I didn't want to use a ton of jump rings for these earrings. FYI- please excuse the teal paint on my hands in the pics! Step 1: Gather materials. I made mine in a gold color scheme. Step 2: Make the sequin garland. Step 3: Time to add your second sequin pair. Step 4: Make the second (and third) dangles. When the sequins are all dry, cut the end of the string right after the last sequin to finish the dangle. Step 5: Finish the earrings. Now, time to rock at a holiday party! If you share/use/post this tutorial, please link back to me.
DIY woven chain collar necklace You’ll need: Start by laying two pieces of curb chain side by side. Tie on 4 feet of embroidery floss into a double knot to the end of the left chain, leaving at least a foot of extra slack. Thread the floss through the top of the first link of the right chain. Thread the floss under the first link on the left side and through the top of the 2nd link on the right side. Continue this weaving pattern. Tie a knot at the end. Using a different color flow, weave the floss around the first few links – again leaving about a foot of extra slack. Continue weaving and tie a knot at the end. Tie a knot onto the chain. Keep the necklace curved while attaching the rhinestone chain. Cut several 2 feet strands of floss and thread them through the ends of the necklace. Your necklace is now adjustable and finished!!
Brown braided leather / Giant toggle clasp par ClassyLeather Tutorial: Golden Birthday Necklace So I wouldn't necessarily call myself "crafty", but if I envision something in my head that I want and I can't find the right thing in stores, sometimes I will try to make it. Now, it almost never comes out how I imagined it in my head, but I'll at least like what I made...sometimes. This was one of those times. I am no expert in metal jewelry making by any means, but I decided to make this necklace last year for my golden birthday. I know, I know, it's mostly silver, but that's because at the time I wasn't a huge fan of gold. Instead I decided to just be "metallic" for my golden birthday and I needed a big statement piece to go with it. Anyway, I saw this shape in a lot of necklaces last summer, but none of them were the right color so I made my own and now you can too! Materials: metal cutting scissors sheet metal two different kinds of chain two jump rings chain nose pliers round nose pliers 18 to 22 gauge wire in color of your choice sand paper nail file pencil Instructions: Enjoy!