Thursday, April 5, 2012

Trendy Spring & Summer DIY Bracelets

A few days ago I picked up some supplies from Michael's and I made these 3 bracelets. What you will need is some curb chain (I used 2 different kinds), some suede cord, jump rings, lobster claw closures and 7 layer string (I used 10 different colors) You will also need some basic supplies like needle nose pliers and scissors. 
I think I payed about $17 for all of this and I still have enough material left over to make at least 4 more bracelets. Check online for coupons because I was able to use 2 50% of and 2 20% off coupons for my purchases (I had Jason check some stuff out for me so I can save more). These bracelets were fun and easy to make so definitely give it a try. 

This was the first bracelet I made and I was pretty happy w/ it. It was also the most time consuming one of the 3. To see how I made it check out this youtube video here

This was the second one I made. I kind of made this one up as I went so I don't have a video I can post for you to follow. Basically I tied a knot at one end, looped the suede all the way to the bottom and then looped it back on the other side back to the top, tied a knot and cut it. As you can tell the end aren't as clean as the first bracelet except for one side (see far left bottom corner). 

This was the third bracelet I made and also the easiest of the 3. I did make a mistake in not making the 7 layer  string long enough so I had to stop 1 link short in order to be able to knot it. This one was a lot of fun to make and I used about 18 pieces of string split into 2 section to make it. So 9 pieces for each section. You will know what I mean when you watch the video. To see how to make this check out this video here

Here it is all stacked together. They are really a cute and fun way to add some color to any outfit so I think I will get a lot of wear out of them this season. The next one I want to try making is one w/ rhinestones or hex nuts and some with gold toned curb chains :)

What do you guys think? Have you made any bracelets for Spring?


Anonymous said...

So cute and such a great DIY idea.

| C AND C | Sarmin said...

These are awesome!
I like the 3RD one the most, the colors are pretty.


Brandy said...

Love the bracelets. So cute!! :)

james said...

you did an amazing job girlie! i cant wait to see the bracelets with rhinestones! hope youre having a great weekend so far <3

x james

mirjam schuurkamp said...

ahh so cool!
love the idea and it looks stunning

New outfit post - In love with my zara jacket

Stefania B. said...

they are lovely, the last one is my favorite.

Unknown said...

I LOVE IT and definitely bookmarking this awesome DIY. Thx for sharing doll.

<3 Marina

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