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30 Apr 12 at 3 pm

☩DIY☩ Rhinestone Friendship Bracelet

Things you need for this DIY:
✝ embroidery thread
✝ rhinestone necklace
✝ scissors
✝ embroidery needle
✝ wire cutters (you can just use the scissors if you don’t care about them)
✝ jump rings
✝ tape measure (optional)


Total time:
1 hour


Total cost:
My rhinestone necklace was $15 but check your local Claire’s!

I need more bling in my life.

First, cut 26 strands of thread measuring three times the circumference of your wrist. Then separate into two groups of 12 and one group of 2.

Tie a knot in the end of one of the strands of 12 and braid it.

Do it again with the other.

Use one of the extras to sew the two braids together. I wanted it to be neat so I tied the end to the fringe…

…then I threaded it through the knot.

Sew.


Voila!

Clip the excess rhinestones off. 

Then use the last strand of thread to sew the rhinestones onto the braid. I threaded it through the knot, the same as before.
The great thing about using a necklace is you can just reuse the clasp.
You could skip the whole first part of this and use a friendship bracelet or make a big braid with yarn and just attach the rhinestones. Make it your own.

Uh, hello, I’m super fancy.
Have a party!
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☩DIY☩ Rhinestone Friendship Bracelet



Things you need for this DIY:✝ embroidery thread✝ rhinestone necklace✝ scissors✝ embroidery needle✝ wire cutters (you can just use the scissors if you don’t care about them)✝ jump rings✝ tape measure (optional)Total time:1 hourTotal cost:My rhinestone necklace was $15 but check your local Claire’s!


I need more bling in my life.




First, cut 26 strands of thread measuring three times the circumference of your wrist. Then separate into two groups of 12 and one group of 2.


Tie a knot in the end of one of the strands of 12 and braid it.


Do it again with the other.


Use one of the extras to sew the two braids together. I wanted it to be neat so I tied the end to the fringe…


…then I threaded it through the knot.


Sew.
Voila!



Clip the excess rhinestones off. 


Then use the last strand of thread to sew the rhinestones onto the braid. I threaded it through the knot, the same as before.



The great thing about using a necklace is you can just reuse the clasp.

You could skip the whole first part of this and use a friendship bracelet or make a big braid with yarn and just attach the rhinestones. Make it your own.



Uh, hello, I’m super fancy.







Have a party!(Source.) 
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16 Apr 12 at 3 pm

I’ve braided bracelets before – even a necklace – so I figured how hard could this be? Turns out it’s pretty easy. Otherwise, let’s be honest, I wouldn’t have figured it out. And cheap. Yahoo!

You’ll need:

  • Cotton or jersey T-shirt you don’t mind cutting up. Or you can pick up a shirt at Goodwill. White and grey make good base colors for pastel or neon cord.
  • 1 yard of rattail cord for each bracelet. You can find lots of fun colors at JoAnn’s for 50-99 cents a yard.
  • Magnets. I got a package of 10 for $2.
  • Glue. Either hot glue or tacky glue or both.

Instructions:

1. Cut the shirt into 3 strips roughly 1-inch wide and about 12 inches long. But don’t stress cutting this precisely. The ends will roll in so you don’t need it to be pretty.

2. Cut the rattail cord into 3 10-inch pieces.

3. Anchor the top with a bobby pin or rubber band, separate into 3 strands, and start braiding.

4. When you get to the end of the braid, snip the ends, bunch all of the pieces together, and glue on the magnet.

5. Do the same to the other end. Wrap it around your wrist and make sure you have the right length before attaching the second magnet.

6. Cut two little pieces of fabric to cover over the magnet ends.

7. Fold the fabric over the magnet and glue together.



(Source.)

I’ve braided bracelets before – even a necklace – so I figured how hard could this be? Turns out it’s pretty easy. Otherwise, let’s be honest, I wouldn’t have figured it out. And cheap. Yahoo!
You’ll need:
Cotton or jersey T-shirt you don’t mind cutting up. Or you can pick up a shirt at Goodwill. White and grey make good base colors for pastel or neon cord.
1 yard of rattail cord for each bracelet. You can find lots of fun colors at JoAnn’s for 50-99 cents a yard.
Magnets. I got a package of 10 for $2.
Glue. Either hot glue or tacky glue or both.

Instructions:
1. Cut the shirt into 3 strips roughly 1-inch wide and about 12 inches long. But don’t stress cutting this precisely. The ends will roll in so you don’t need it to be pretty.
2. Cut the rattail cord into 3 10-inch pieces.
3. Anchor the top with a bobby pin or rubber band, separate into 3 strands, and start braiding.
4. When you get to the end of the braid, snip the ends, bunch all of the pieces together, and glue on the magnet.
5. Do the same to the other end. Wrap it around your wrist and make sure you have the right length before attaching the second magnet.
6. Cut two little pieces of fabric to cover over the magnet ends.
7. Fold the fabric over the magnet and glue together.

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11 Jan 12 at 12 pm

Fabric Covered Beads
To create fabric covered beads I used a bracelet I no longer wear, some thread, and strip of fabric.

CoveredBracelet1
Determine the width of fabric you’ll need to wrap around your beads, then cut a strip that width and a few inches longer than your bracelet or necklace. 
Braided4
Position the fabric at the end of the bracelet and tie, securely with thread. Do not trim thread yet!
You can either tie the thread around each intersection of beads and trim (best for stretchy bracelets/necklaces - the thread will bind the beads and disable stretching) OR, for this version, we’ll use a variation of a blanket stitch.  
CoveredBracelet5
Wrap thread around bracelet between beads.
CoveredBracelet3
As you bring the thread back around put the end through the loop just created.
CoveredBracelet4
Pull to secure, positioning the line of the thread wherever you like.
Braided6
Repeat for the length of the bracelet (or necklace).
Secure fabric at end as you did at the beginning, knotting thread to secure. Trim fabric and thread ends. Wear.
(Source.) 

Fabric Covered BeadsTo create fabric covered beads I used a bracelet I no longer wear, some thread, and strip of fabric.
Determine the width of fabric you’ll need to wrap around your beads, then cut a strip that width and a few inches longer than your bracelet or necklace. 
Position the fabric at the end of the bracelet and tie, securely with thread. Do not trim thread yet!You can either tie the thread around each intersection of beads and trim (best for stretchy bracelets/necklaces - the thread will bind the beads and disable stretching) OR, for this version, we’ll use a variation of a blanket stitch.  
Wrap thread around bracelet between beads.
As you bring the thread back around put the end through the loop just created.
Pull to secure, positioning the line of the thread wherever you like.
Repeat for the length of the bracelet (or necklace).Secure fabric at end as you did at the beginning, knotting thread to secure. Trim fabric and thread ends. Wear.(Source.) 
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27 Dec 11 at 12 pm

How To Make A Fork Bracelet

Fork Bracelet

I’ve always loved taking everyday items and making them into something interesting. Ever since I was a little crafty kid I loved devouring books that taught me how to make little dolls from clothespins, beads from rolled up magazines, and little fairy ornaments from wire and fake flower petals. The first time I saw my friend wearing a bracelet made from a fork a few years ago, I knew I had to try it (*ahem Carly ;)). I wrote up a tutorial a while back, but I’ve had some questions about the directions I gave so I decided to make a proper tutorial with a video! :)


(Please excuse my intro, if you can’t hustle your website on your Youtube channel, where else are you supposed to do it? ;))





What you need:
♥ A fork. I recommend these forks from this cafeteria supply store.
  Pliers, 3 pairs. 1 jewelry pair, 1 regular pair or needle nose, and an adjustable wrench.
  Piece of thick fabric like denim or corduroy.
 Strong hands. If you don’t have these you might need to buy a hand exerciser. Just kidding. Ask for help! ;)
  If you still can’t figure out how to make the bracelet, I sell fork bracelets in my Etsy store for a good price. If you want a bulk order, I can totally do that!

Fork Bracelet

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How To Make A Fork Bracelet
I’ve always loved taking everyday items and making them into something interesting. Ever since I was a little crafty kid I loved devouring books that taught me how to make little dolls from clothespins, beads from rolled up magazines, and little fairy ornaments from wire and fake flower petals. The first time I saw my friend wearing a bracelet made from a fork a few years ago, I knew I had to try it (*ahem Carly ;)). I wrote up a tutorial a while back, but I’ve had some questions about the directions I gave so I decided to make a proper tutorial with a video! :)(Please excuse my intro, if you can’t hustle your website on your Youtube channel, where else are you supposed to do it? ;))

What you need:♥ A fork. I recommend these forks from this cafeteria supply store.♥  Pliers, 3 pairs. 1 jewelry pair, 1 regular pair or needle nose, and an adjustable wrench.♥  Piece of thick fabric like denim or corduroy.♥ Strong hands. If you don’t have these you might need to buy a hand exerciser. Just kidding. Ask for help! ;)♥  If you still can’t figure out how to make the bracelet, I sell fork bracelets in my Etsy store for a good price. If you want a bulk order, I can totally do that!
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