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How to Mystery Braid a Leather Cuff - Introduction - MarthaStewart.com

How to Mystery Braid a Leather Cuff - Introduction - MarthaStewart.com
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Arrow bracelet - #2 Friendship Bracelet Tutorial After you've done a few successful strip bracelets (pattern 1), you're ready to do the arrow one (chevron, #2). For this bracelet you need to know both forward and backward knots. When you're doing the arrow bracelet, you need two strings of each colour. That means that when you're doing a bracelet from eight strings, you need four colours. You are working from both sides with two string of the same colour, which are then tied together in the middle to create a 'V' or an arrow. The strings should be the same length as while doing the striped bracelet (1 metre). Tie your strings in one knot on the top and fasten it on your safety pin. In the knots tutorial, it shows you how to make both forward and backward knots, which you should already know. The working strings for the first 'V' or an arrow, is going to be blue. On the left hand side, make a forward knot over the pink string. On the right hand side, make a backward knot over the other pink string. You made your first 'V' or an arrow.

Simply Vintagegirl Blog & Blog Archive & Tutorial: How to Make... - StumbleUpon 29 May 2010 These elegant fabric flowers are very simple to make . . . and only take a few basic supplies. The finished product is delightfully lovely, and at times can look like a real flower! Every flower will turn out differently and that is part of the beauty! If you haven’t used those tea lights in a while, now’s the time! Supplies: · Synthetic Silky Fabric · Scissors · Candle (preferably a tea light) Additional supplies: · Needle and Thread, Glue Dots or Glue Gun · Buttons and/or Beads Directions: 1. Make the largest one’s diameter about half an inch larger than you want the diameter of the flower, as the petals will end up shrinking a bit. 2. You can also cut around the pattern and skip the drawing part, it just might not be as uniform . . . but with these, uniform isn’t necessary. 3. Cut just inside the drawn lines to make a circle out of the fabric. 4. Be very careful (please have adult supervision, this is rather dangerous), as it is very easy to get burnt. 5.

DIY Handmade Leather Notebook I'm not big on giving or receiving special or lavish gifts for Valentine's Day. Why can't all the other days of the year be just as meaningful and loving? However, it can be nice to have an occasion to set aside time to be with your special someone and exchange simple tokens. When my boyfriend asked for me to craft him a notebook small enough to fit in a pocket, I jumped at the opportunity to create something simple but made with love and not covered in hearts and glitter. It's easy enough to put together yourself this weekend, should you need a small gift idea! Tools and materials: Leather Scissors String and large needle (not pictured) Glue Craft knife and cutting surface Sturdy paper, cut into 5x8 inch sheets (or your choice) and folded in half Ruler Cut a piece of leather the size of your paper (unfolded) plus a 1/2 centimeter (or more-- you can always trim later) allowance on each side. Glue the top sheet of paper to the wrong side of the leather. Simple, no?

Anthro Necklace Week – Paisley Rebirth Necklace Anthro Necklace Week Day 4! In case you have not visited this week – it is officially Anthropologie Necklace Week! 5 Days of Tutorials ending in 5 Lovely Giveaways!! If you need to catch up, here are Days 1, 2 a & 3. If you’re not a follower – maybe you should do that so you don’t forget to check in for Day 5. :) Pretty-In-Pinking Tutorial Pontentilla Bib Tutorial Narcissus Net Tutorial Today we are creating the Adorable Paisley Rebirth Necklace. Where on earth do they come up with the names for these?? Here is mine: And here is theirs: This one is a blast to do. I went with a little darker colors than they did because I just fell in love with the fabric in the scarf I found. Here’s your handy dandy tutorial!! Materials: Sewing Machine (you can hand sew it, it will just take longer) Supplies: Scarf or lightweight fabric (you need enough for a 33″ x 12″ piece)Silver chain – 4 yardsSmall pieces of different chains2 Large beaded pieces or pins (I bought these at Michaels)Needle and matching thread

Stay-at-Home Artist: stencil with freezer paper (harry potter tee)... Yes, I am a nerd. I came up with a brilliant idea for a Harry Potter t-shirt and I couldn't resist. "Expecto Patronum!" However, you can make whatever kind of design you want with a freezer paper stencil. I learned about the joys of freezer paper back in my early college days. Basically, freezer paper is backed with a plastic coating that will stick to soft surfaces when ironed, but it peels off cleanly and easily. To make a sweet t-shirt you will need: paper & pencil a t-shirt an iron a piece of cardboard or poster board fabric paint & brush Start by drawing your design on some regular old paper. My design kept getting bigger, so I taped two sheets together. Next, place your design underneath a sheet of freezer paper and trace it neatly with a sharpie. The marker gives your lines greater width making it easier to cut them out and paint them in later. Now place a piece of cardboard under your freezer paper to protect your table while you cut. Important: Set these shapes aside.

DIY Hardware Store Bracelets If you follow me on Instagram, you already caught a little preview of these DIY bracelets. I love them so much, I couldn't help but sharing! I stopped by my neighborhood hardware store the other day looking for some spray paint and inspiration. I didn't find the spray paint--nothing quite matched the shade I was looking for--but inspiration abounded. After clearing out the stock of 1/4 inch compression sleeves at both hardware stores in my area, I hopped the metro to the suburbs to hit up Home Depot with a friend and this rainbow of DIY hardware store bracelets was born. Tools and materials: Embroidery thread Jewelry pliers Super glue 1) Tape the end of the embroidery thread to the end of the piece of rope. 2) Begin wrapping the thread around the rope. 3) Continue all the way down the rope, then tape down and trim the thread once you reach the rope end. 4) Slide on the compression sleeves. 5) Put a drop of glue in the end caps and secure on each end of the rope, covering the tape.

Friendship Bracelets Macraméd friendship bracelets were all the rage when I was growing up in the eighties. All the girls at my school would obsessively make them for one another in a dizzying variety of colors, widths, and patterns. It's amazing, thinking back, that such young girls could make such beautifully intricate accessories. I, of course, tried my hand at making them as well. I would ride my bike down to the five-and-dime store and pick out the most sophisticated color combinations of embroidery floss I could find, but when it came to the actual macramé I never got beyond plain stripes. There was nothing wrong with plain stripes, except that the other girls seemed so much more advanced with their diamonds and chevrons. Fast forward 20 years: Purl Soho started carrying DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss in every conceivable color (including fluorescents! Making friendship bracelets is a surprisingly easy craft, and best of all, in the end you'll have a bunch of cute summer bracelets to give to your pals.

DIY TUTORIAL and a giveaway! - StumbleUpon Happy Monday everyone! Today I am going to show you how to make this necklace and introduce my first giveaway! Below are the steps to make this tulle necklace. And to win this necklace, just leave me a comment below! A winner will be announced on Friday. Good luck! Step 1: Pick out your fabric and beads. Step 2: Measure the fabric around a bead and then add an inch, this is where you will cut. Step 3: Cut the fabric the long way. Step 4: You should now have a long strip of fabric. Step 5: Sew the folded fabric at the open end. Step 6: You should now have a tube. Step 7: In order to turn the tube right side out, attach a safety pin to one end. Step 8: Feed the safety pin through the tube. Step 9: Once the tube is right side out, put a bead in the tube and center it. Step 10: Make a knot at each end of the bead. Step 11: Feed another bead into the tube and knot after the bead. Step 12: Sew the ends shut. Step 13: Add flower by gathering strips of the fabric together and sewing the center together.

DIY: Friendship en or! - Le Blog ! Vous aviez le choix du billet d'aujourd'hui. C'était la question du week-end sur Facebook et vous avez choisi un bijou! (Comment ça? tu n'es pas abonnée à la page Facebook de Miss Bricole chère bricoleuse? Répare vite cet impair en likant la page ici...). Je vous présente donc un tuto pour réaliser un friendship, vous savez ces bracelets tissés en fils que l'on voit sur tous les poignets. Ce qu'il vous faut: Perforatrice grand cercle, outil pour oeillets, crayon, ciseaux, règle, baker's twine "or", fermoir à chaînette "or", breloque "Hand made" or, colle multi usage, feuille épaisse Le pas à pas en images: Le tissage: Votre bracelet est terminé... Vous préférez la couleur argent? Vous préférez plusieurs couleurs? A très bientôt pour une nouvelle idée créative!

DIY Chan Luu Bracelet « My goal this holiday season was to really try my best to make some homemade gifts. So far I’m doing pretty well with my wreath, some burlap covered candles, some personalized coasters and this past weekend I gave a try at some jewelry. You may have noticed how wrap bracelets are everywhere lately. Chan Luu bracelets are extremely popular these days. They come in singles and also in wraps. I love love the look of these bracelets. I did the top bracelet by simply following this tutorial. 1. 2.Bring your needle up under the right cord through the center and pull the thread through. 3. 4. You will just continue to do this for every bead. I love my followers so come and join!! Like this: Like Loading... Related Leather Wrap Bracelet The other day I was in Michael's craft store grabbing some material for a small project I'm working on when I walked by the jewelry isle. With 2 comments Another {DIY} Bracelet I don't know what has gotten into me but I'm on a major bracelet kit. With 6 comments

Head Scarf Tutorial After many requests, I finally made a tutorial on how to tie a simple head scarf. It's really, really easy. I did this without looking in the mirror, so that should tell you how easy it is. Let's get started! Start with a large, square scarf. Fold one corner to the other to form a triangle. Fold the corner down to about the middle, and then fold over again (but not all the way to the edge, because you want it to be a little thicker). Put the scarf around your head with the ends in the front, making sure the wrong side of the scarf (the part where you can see the folds) is against your head. Tie it in a loose knot at the front. Tuck the ends behind/underneath the scarf. Done!

Le pompon ! » Si vous êtes passées à la boutique dernièrement, vous avez forcément craqué sur ces mini-pompons en tulle. Un petit tuto pour apprendre à les faire vous même, ça vous dit ? C’est le même principe que les pompons en laine que l’on faisait quand on était petite, mais ça ne fait pas de mal de se rafraîchir un peu la mémoire ! Alors pour un mini-pompon il vous faut: - 50 cm de tulle jaune fluo (en 280 cm de large) - 60 cm du ruban pour accrocher et maintenir le pompon (ici nous avons utilisé du biais noir métallisé) - deux disques en carton d’un diamètre de 12 cm avec un cercle évidé de 3,5 cm au centre - dans le tulle, coupez 10 bandes de 5 cm de large (et de 280 cm de long). - enroulez toutes les bandes de tulle sur elles-mêmes - superposez les deux disques en carton, commencez à enrouler une première bande et faites un nœud pour la maintenir. - glissez le ruban entre les deux disques de façon à ce que les extrémités dépassent de chaque côté. - et maintenant admirez le travail ! Bon à savoir:

Byzantine and Box Chain Maille Tutorials Of all the chain maille weaves, the Byzantine or birdcage is perhaps one of the most attractive for jewelry. It looks intricate but is actually one of the easiest to learn and there are many lovely variations. It's my favorite weave. You can mix metals or use colored metal for more visual interest as can be seen with this copper accented bracelet I made. Other options include adding beads to byzantine as you can see with the crackle beads on the left. If you like to learn how, here are the 8 steps needed to form the basic Byzantine which you then repeat to lengthen the chain. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Still confused? To add beads as shown in the above bracelet, add pairs of rings as side extensions. 9. The result is a slinky like chain. One book I can recommend is Scott David Plumlee's Handcrafting Chain and Bead Jewelry: Techniques for Creating Dimensional Necklaces and Bracelets . Beader Designs #: 472 -473 Related PostChain Maille : Ancient and Modern Uses

How to make a bracelet from telephone wire Instead of tossing away your old telephone wires, you can easily recreate some extraordinarily beautiful bracelets out of them. A colorful beaded bracelet made out of your old, dumped telephone wire is easy to make and stylish to wear. Not only are they beautiful and funky, but they are an eco-friendly way to show off your amazing style statement. Learn how to conveniently make beautiful homemade beaded wire jewelry without investing a single penny. Easy 20-30 minutes Relatively cheap 1. 2. 3. 4. First off, use wire cutters to cut out the plastic plugs from one side of the telephone wire. Pull the wire towards the end to take off the wire casing and to reveal the thinner wires from inside. Now, cut the thinner wires into about 7-8 inches with the wire cutters. Now, knot each 8 inches wires that you whist to use for your bracelet into the same ring of a barrel clasp. 1. 2.

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