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Sliding Knot Bracelet

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 an inch of the tip down over the parallel cords. Thread the tip through the opening of the left loop. Push the coil to the right and pull the tip until the knot is tight. Thread the other end of the cord through the opposite side of the charm and create the same zig zag. Coil the tip around all the cords three times and thread the tip through the loop. Push the coil to the right and pull the tip until the knot is tight. Melt the ends with a lighter.

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. Thread the wishbone charm onto the chain. Honestly, that’s it! The same method can be applied to a bracelet or necklace – just search for charms online and you’re ready to make charm jewelry all summer long! (all images by HonestlyWTF) A Splendid Assemblage: DIY Simple Summer Bracelet I received an email the other day from a lovely reader asking if I could make a tutorial on a very simple summer bracelet style that does not require a hundred knots or clasps and you can easily stack up. I am not a fan of doing macramé knots in the summer heat so this happens to be exactly what I have had on my wrists all summer :) - waxed cotton cords - crimp beads, tube beads or any beads of your choice - scissors Measure the cord around your wrist allowing for an extra 5-6cm and cut (the cord) using your scissors. Thread as many beads as you like on the cord. Once you have enough beads on it thread one last bead and cross the cord's ends through it. Tie a small knot on one end and slide the bracelet on your wrist. Pull the other end of the cord so that the bracelet fits nicely on your wrist and tie another knot. Trim any excess cord with your scissors and there you have it :) Make it in lots of different color and bead combinations and have fun stacking them up :) Hope you like it :) xoxo

DIY Wrap Bracelet You should all know by now that we are all about stacking bracelets on our wrists. The more, the better. In fact . . . the most, the best! With that being said, we’ll show you how to master a version of the ever so popular wrap bracelet. It’s so simple and addicting, you’ll soon be churning out these wristlets with your eyes closed. You’ll need (for a double wrapped bracelet) :* Lengths will vary depending on the size of your wrist (see comments for suggestions). Fold the length of leather cording in half to form a loop. Place the ball chain along the leather cording with the end of the chain meeting the end of the wrap. Continue wrapping while checking it for fit around the wrist. When you have reached the end of the ball chain wrap the linen cording around the leather strands 2-3 more times. Thread the hex nut through the strands and tie a second knot. Trim with scissors and your wrap bracelet is finished!! The materials are listed for a double wrap bracelet. It’s a party!

DIY Home Art | Fantastic Cleaners Gold Tube Bracelets 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. 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. To finish the knots, thread one of the cords onto a needle and sew up the center of 2-3 knots along the backside. Trim away any excess cord. Thread two gold spacer beads onto each cord and tie the tips into a knot. Layer and enjoy.

Zarte Armbänder Der Frühling rückt näher und wir verzehren uns nach Pastellfarben und zartem Schmuck, der uns vom Sommer träumen lässt. Für alle denen es genauso geht, haben wir mal wieder eine sehr feine DIY-Anleitung von Nadine von anmutig für Euch und Euer Handgelenk. Die süßen Armbänder sind blitzschnell gemacht und wirken am Besten in kleinen Gruppen. Also schnell Material besorgen und loslegen, jede Menge Komplimente sind Euch sicher! Um die Armbänder wunderbar zart zu gestalten, nutzen wir sogenannte “Zwischenteile” und “Quetschperle”, die normalerweise nur als Zusatzelemente gedacht sind. Für die Armbänder braucht ihr: - Metallperlen, sogenannte Zwischenteile, die es in allen möglichen Formen und Farben (gold, kupfer, silber) gibt - Quetschperlen mit unterschiedlichen Durchmessern - Stickgarne in verschiedenen Farben (ich habe Sticktwist in rosa und schwarzes Perlgarn verwendet) - verschiedene Fäden und Bänder nach Wunsch (z. Den Abschluss bildet ein Schmuckverschluss mit Klemmkappe.

DIY: Wrap Bracelet This season is all about stacking bracelets on our wrists...!! It's clearly a number's game..the more the better! If you are ready to make a wrist statement .. then why not follow this super easy tutorial and flaunt the inspired Chan Luu bracelet! You’ll need (for a double wrapped bracelet) : 44 inches of 1.5mm leather cord 12 inches of brass ball chain or crystal chain 58 inches of waxed linen cord (scroll down in link) a 1/4″ brass hex nut a pair of scissors Fold the length of leather cording in half to form a loop. Place the ball chain along the leather cording with the end of the chain meeting the end of the wrap. Continue wrapping while checking it for fit around the wrist. When you have reached the end of the ball chain wrap the linen cording around the leather strands 2-3 more times. Thread the hex nut through the strands and tie a second knot. Trim with scissors and your wrap bracelet is finished!! {All images and tutorial via Honestly...

DIY: Marquee Letters | Grey Likes Nesting I’ve said this before, but I have no problem saying it again. I love Ashley at Sugar & Cloth. She’s super creative and her DIYs are projects that I would actually make. You know, there are lots of DIYs that I’d pin, but never make. Today’s fab project from Ashley is on my to-do list for this weekend, I’m so in love. Enjoy! I love the idea of marquee letters, and according to Pinterest, so does everyone else. Materials needed: Large cardboard letter (JoAnn’s is the best place to find one) X-acto Knife String Lights Pencil Paint (optional) Instructions: 1 | Cut along the seam of your cardboard letter, only on one side. 2 | Twist the glass casings from the strand of lights, and lay them out where you’d like them placed on the front side of the letter, and then trace the smallest part of each. 3 | Cut an asterisk shape in each circle, which will allow you to push the bulbs right through into place. Now your letter is ready to plug in and display! Ps.

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