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Chain & Pearl Multi-Row Bracelet

Chain & Pearl Multi-Row Bracelet
What sites do you browse when you’re bored? Me? Overpriced Jewelry websites. Here’s how it goes: I can make that, I can’t make that, I can make that – but why would I??? I was trolling through Saks 5th Avenue a little while ago and come across a little gem. It’s a David Yurman: Hematite & Pearl Sterling Silver Multi-Row Bracelet. Anyway – it was a super cute – and totally knockoffable (my new fav word) bracelet!! And here’s Dave’s: Ok – so mine is more “inspired by” - but I love the look of the multiple chains and the pearls together!! This is a really easy bracelet – you can whip a bunch of these up by Christmas. Here’s what you’ll need: Assorted chain pieces – vary your colors and width (You’ll need at least 15 – 18 lengths – mine are 6 1/2″ each) Pearls – two sizes Eye Pins Multi-Chain Closure 6 Jump rings Wire Cutters, Round Nosed Pliers You’ll be using a Multi-Chain Closure for this bracelet. Begin cutting your lengths of chain. Add the chains from one section to a jump ring.

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.

Easy DIY: Leather and Chain “Braid” Wrap Bracelet | Crafts Unleashed One of the things I love the most about jewelry making is that it can be as easy–or as involved–as you want. Inspired by the many different versions of DIY wrap bracelets that are making the rounds, I set out to make my own with leftover chain and natural leather for an interesting contrast. How easy was this project? My DIY wrap bracelet took me about 10 minutes to make from start to finish! Leftover chain from the blue suede bracelet (instructions to come) was used in the natural leather wrap bracelet. Supplies needed: (See note at the end for easy customization tips that might alter your supply list) For this easy DIY bracelet, you need just 2 different supplies–and NO additional tools! Instructions: First, fold the leather cording in half to find its midpoint. This project goes so quickly that I forgot to take a picture of the first loop as I made it. Now you’re ready to start “braiding” your leather cord through the chain links. Step 1 Step 2 And… that’s it! About Kim M Google+

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

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?

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, 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.

Braided Charm Bracelet Charm friends and family with some customized craftiness! photos: kirsten for we heart this Welcome to my July DIY of the month at we heart this! Inspired by the latest trend of friendship bracelets, this one lets you pick your three favorite colors to make a one-of-a-kind, custom Braided Charm Bracelet. You’ll want to make several – some for yourself to stack on one arm – and some to give away to your friends. They’re so easy to make, you’ll probably find yourself making quite a few this summer season. 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. 3) Repeat with the two other colors. And you’re done.

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!

fake it: DIY Aurelie Bidermann Do you remember my DIY inspiration bracelet in this post? Well I finally had time to make my own and it went great! I'm so excited to share it with all of you! Look at all the excitement! YAY :) (here with this DIY and bow from this.) Purple is my fav color these days so I chose two tones of a bluish-purple and one strand of gold metallic. You will need a hair pin, embroidery yarn, and lock or paperclip. You can also add the yarn on both sides but since my chain was on the small side I wouldn’t have been able to see the metal chain! There are a million different ways to personalize this bracelet, this is my choice. If you like, try this: beads and some wire I would say that's 20 minuts well spent!

Lace Choker DIY Im always looking for extra touches to liven up the basics in my wardrobe and this Victorian inspired Lace Choker DIY is just what I needed. It’s a great statement piece that works with either a T shirt and jeans or an evening look. We all know accessories can make or break your outfit, but a great statement piece can elevate a simple jeans and a t shirt look into something special. This DIY tutorial is so simple, the next time youre getting ready to go out and need a little extra something you can make it in less time than it took you to pick out your shoes! To see the step by step instructions and pictures click here. About 10.5 inches of lace (more or less depending on how much space you want to leave open in the back)Ribbon – I used 2 pieces 16.5 inches long eachBroachScissors – small embroidery scissors are bestSewing machine or needle and thread Step 1 Carefully cut out the part of the lace that you want to use.Or if you like your lace the way it is you can skip this part.

fake it: DIY, Braid-a-Bracelet This DIY is the perfect gift for a good friend! Well, I guess most DIY jewelry are really, but I gave this to one of my best friends, so I think you all should do the same ;) I am still on summer vaca, and im totally experiencing how when you have nothing to do but relax 1. relaxing is hard, its true.. I was not made for relaxing!! Not having stuff I really need to be doing, is making me so lazy! Anyway, we are braiding ourselves another bracelet! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Wear it and love it!! A Yellow Jeweled Bracelet - a year of handmade gift I hope you all had a fabulous Mother’s Day weekend. We had a ball over here, starting with a latte brought to me in bed! Along with it came piles of handmade presents–my favorite! I mentioned almost a month ago! This is the bracelet I made for Allie – blingy, bright and sunshiny, just like she is. I actually made a matching one for myself and am wearing it right now with a thick gold chain bracelet. This gift for Allie is part of my commitment to give only handmade gifts this year. Here is the DIY for the jeweled bracelet. Materials: 3/8″ ribbon embroidery thread jewel trim elastic cord needle button Hem 1/2″ of the the ribbon, sewing with small stitches. I do this in a square to make a stable and sturdy end of the bracelet for the “clasp.” Fold a piece of elastic cord to form a loop large enough to go over your chosen button, but not so big it will slip off. Whip stitch around the elastic to provide a nice cover over the elastic, then trim excess length of elastic and threads. Finis!! xo anne