DIY Macrame Bracelet 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. Happy knotting! You’ll need: Start by cutting the knotting cord into two 30 inch, two 20 inch and one 10 inch lengths. Center the 30 inch cord under the two middle strands. Pull tightly and slide the knot up to the top. Finish the 2nd half of the square knot by folding the left cord over the middle strands and under the right cord. Pull tightly and repeat the steps – left, right, left, right . . . To finish the knots, thread one of the cords onto a needle and sew up the center of 3-4 knots along the backside. Repeat the same step on the other cord. After sewing up both knotting cords, trim away any excess.
// Between the lines //: A quick fix leather bracelet I mentioned it yesterday, that I actually had time for two crafts while the girls were playing. So, here's number two - a quick fix leather bracelet. And while I was at it I wrote down some instructions for this quick fix. Leather and leather jewelry seem to be everywhere lately, but that's not where I got my inspiration exclusively. While I was going through my reader, I came across these absolutely gorgeous booties (with free pattern - found through CraftGossip). You'll need: - a piece of leather; mine measured 22 by 3cm, for a loose fit. Instructions: Use the template below. Sew on the button. To get the twisted look, pull one end of the bracelet through the incisions a couple of times, while holding on to the other end. I'm definitely satisfied with how mine looks, and I can totally picture myself wearing this bracelet with a simple white outfit, a nice leather belt, cute strapped sandals, on a bright sunny day... Oh, why can't spring just begin and then summer would be next...
Rhinestone Leather Wrap Tutorial I'm really excited to share my latest tutorial for Ornamentea.com! The Rhinestone Leather Wrap is my design for December. This is a great versatile piece that can be worn multiple ways. Rhinestone Leather Wrap Erin Siegel Ingredients: Tools: Scissors Ruler Pen Chain nose pliers 1: Insert the leather lace into one fold over end and close with chain nose pliers. 2: Lay the leather lace on the ruler. 3: Use 1 jump ring to string 1 crystal dangle and attach it to one hole in the leather lace as shown. 4: Trim the leather lace ¾” from the end. Poppies at Play: Easy washer bracelet~ Here's another take on the popular washer necklaces. Turn the decorated washers into a simple bracelet. Here's how: You'll of course need a washer. You can Mod Podge paper onto the top like this one, or just leave it plain. If you want the top to be nice and glossy you can put Diamond Glaze on it and wait four hours for it to dry. You'll also need a piece of ribbon and a little velcro. To find out the length of ribbon you will need for your bracelet, wrap a piece of ribbon around your wrist twice. Cut off the excess ribbon and sew velcro onto opposite sides. Weave the ribbon through the middle of your washer. Put your arm into the hole you've just created and wrap the ends around your wrist. Pull the ends around your wrist and attach the ends together with the velcro. Thanks Sassy Sites for featuring this project!! Thanks Michelle for featuring this on Someday Crafts!
Perlen Thief & Bandit Patterned Bracelets | The Audacity of Color Pretty patterned bracelets from Thief & Bandit. I think these would look great if you layered a bunch of them together. See more here. This entry was posted in Fashion and tagged patterned bracelets, Thief and Bandit. Bookmark the permalink. or leave a trackback: Trackback URL. Jayde Earrings | Free Projects | Prima Bead Tools:Needle Nose Pliers #4454Round Nose Pliers #4458Wire Cutters #4457 Techniques to Know:Form a LoopOpening Jump Rings Earring Instructions:1. Cut (9) 4” lengths of gold chain.2. Form a wrapped loop using one of the head pins (snip the end off of the pin first). Slide the nine chains onto the loop before wrapping it closed.3. Skill Level: 3 Approximate Crafting Time: 40 Minutes
Rorolina Tutorial : RorolinaLevel : Beginner This is a very easy bracelet using right angle weave and netting. You make each piece and connect them together into the bracelet or necklace. Equipment- Pearl or round beads 6mm. Rorolina is a alchemist from the video game Atelier series (PS3). Cut the thread around 25 inches. Pick up one 4mm czech , one 11/0 seed bead and one 4mm czech. Repeat step 2 three times around the piece. Pick up six 11/0 seed beads. Repeat step 4 three times. Weave to the next three 11/0 seed beads. Pick up one 15/0 seed bead and weave to the second and third 11/0 seed beads of the next arc (red arrows). Repeat adding 15/0 to the remaining arcs. Pick up 3mm crystal and weave to the middle 15/0 seed bead of the next arc (red arrow). Repeat adding 3mm crystal three times. I hope you still have some threads left. Repeat from step 1 to 10 to create another piece. AssemblyAgain, you can connect each piece as you like. Exit your thread at the 4mm czech (red arrow). Finish!
Cascade Earrings | KanduBeads Well Hi There! Today we will make This tutorial is somewhat intermediate but if you are wearing your adventurer hat, I'm sure you'll tackle it like a champ. 4 Inches of Stirling Silver Chain (or any chain that has open links) 6 Rough Quartz Crystal Points 2 Earring Wires 1 Round Nose Pliers Silver tone Craft Wire First we want to cut our chain to the desired length. Pass the wire through one side of the bead and leave about 1 inch to one side and about 5 inches on the other. Now wrap the shorter end of the wire around the longer end. Great! Now, take your round nose pliers and as close to the already wrapped wire there, make a loop. Ta-dahh! Now, let's take that chain of yours and pry open a link with your pliers. Now that you have shnazzy little earring forming here, it's time to attach it to the actual ear wire. Easy enough right? Feel free to ask us questions if you need or even email us a shot of the cascade earrings you made with this tutorial and we'll give you props on Facebook!
Tennis Bracelet Pattern - Free Pattern A = Miyuki 11/0 seed bead B = 4mm crystal Start by waxing and stretching your thread, use Nymo D or C-Lon & a #11 or #12 beading needle. Tie in a “stopper” bead, leaving about an 8” tail and begin at step #1. *Fireline 4 or 6lb. crystal fishing line also works great for bead weaving. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Click here for more patterns DIY: Gilded Ball Drop Earrings I love browsing through online stores and most of the time I come across stuff that I think I can DIY - I encourage myself to DIY most things to save up money as well as to hone my noncreativity. LOL. Anyway, this time around I was browsing around Hautelook and saw these cute drop earrings - and it sparked some inspiration in me to do something similar. Read on to find out how I made these! Here's my inspiration piece: You will need the following: Wood beads - buy them at any craft store or online, they're pretty easy to find Nail Polish - the design is achieved by layering; I used a white, light gray, sheer matte white and gold polish Aluminum foil Sponge Bamboo skewer Thin jewelry chain - you have to make sure the chain fits the holes of the wooden beads Earring hooks Jump rings Skewer your wood beads and rest them on something similar like this - this will make painting them easier and with less flaws. Paint with your white polish - I used Wet n' Wild's French White Creme.
DIY Wrap Bangles After recently cleaning out my jewelry collection, I was motivated to save a much neglected set of brass bangles by giving it a summer-inspired overhaul. And since there isn’t anything some colorful embroidery floss and gold charms can’t fix, this transformation was easily executed with supplies already laying around in my craft closet. You’ll need:a set of bangles a variety of embroidery flossa variety of charmsseveral 6mm and 7mm jump ringsE6000 gluea toothpick2 pairs of pliersscissors Start by applying a small amount of glue to the tip of a toothpick. Place the end of the embroidery floss on the glue and start wrapping tightly around the bangle. Once you’ve wrapped past the glued section, you don’t need to pay attention to wrapping so precisely. Continue wrapping until you’ve reached the end. Using two pairs of pliers, start attaching jump rings and charms. One down, more to go. Have fun with this . . . . . . the more charms and colors, the better! (images by HonestlyWTF)
Three Quick & Easy Earring Tutorials Are you playing along with us for Christmas in July? Any gifts started? Well I have another fun idea for you today for our Workshop Wednesday series! Yes. On Thursday. You know that I love jewelry – and I love to give it as gifts!! Arent these fun? These really are super fast – and they take only the basic tools and skills! Let’s start with the Orange Pendant Earrings! These are actually knockoffs of these cute Anthro Earrings – the Carved Filigree Earrings! To make our version you’ll need: 2 Orange Wooden Pendants – I bought mine from this Etsy Shop – though there might be others out there. 8 beads 4 jump rings 8 head pins 2 ear wires Start by placing one of your small beads on a head pin and making a loop. You’ll want this to be a pretty large loop so wrap your wire around the round nosed pliers towards the end of the nose. Before you close up the loop, hook it through one of the open holes on the orange pendant. Repeat for the other 7 beads on both earrings. And that’s one down!
How to Make a Chain Bracelet - Henry Happened Every couple of weeks I make a trip to Michaels or Hobby Lobby and completely loose track of time. Usually because I’m standing in the jewelry aisle staring at the overwhelming array of options, trying to figure out the “right” thing to get. This has resulted in many a random purchase, and I’ve amassed a rather large collection of “wrong” items. You will need: Several layers of different chain. First, gather your various pieces of chain and lay them out. After you get them the same length, put a jump ring onto the ends of each piece of chain. Then add a jump ring to your toggle clasp but leave the ring open. Attach each of the individual jump rings to the toggle clasp jump ring and close the ring. Repeat on the other side with the circle closure, and you’re done. I love a project that doesn’t require me to search for 30 minutes in the jewelry section!