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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

finally something new for you to make...

The look right now is all about layers. Especially when it comes to your arm candy. I am loving the mix of leather and sparkles right now, but not loving the price tag. This cuff from anthropologie is $220! While the price point is crazy the style is hot and very replicable but with an artstar twist.
Anthropologie Inspired Leather Sparkle Bangles
This is a great project because the supplies are minimal and inexpensive. They can be whipped up in just a few minutes, which makes them perfect for sharing.
All you need is a length of wax cord, the package I got from Michael's was $3.99 and it had enough to make 7 bracelets. Rhinestone chain, again from Michaels they have multiple colors too. Embroidery floss, everyone has some laying around from the friendship bracelet days. Buttons, vintage, found or new ones.
I hit the jackpot the other day and got a huge freezer bag full of vintage buttons when I was out thrifting a couple of weeks ago. 15lbs worth for only 6 dollars. So expect some button projects in the future!
The how to....

  1. Cut a 20 inch piece of wax cord, a 20 inch piece of embroidery floss, and the rhinestone chain the circumference of your wrist.
  2. Fold in half and make a loop large enough for the button to fit through.
  3. Tie the floss on, and wrap around five or six times to cover the tail and the knot.
  4. Keep the cord flat and side by side and lay the rhinestone chain on top.
  5. Wrap one loop in between each stone.
  6. Once you get to the end wrap about five or six times to mimic the start of the bracelet.
  7. Tie a knot with the cord and floss.
  8. Thread on button.
  9. Tie another knot to finish.
  10. Trim extra cord and floss.
Repeat many, many, more times!I wore mine mixed with my favorite Alexis Bittar bangles for an even brighter layered look. I know I have been a little MIA on the blog scene. July has been a wild and crazy month for my art career, but I promise a much larger presence this August, and this fall!

2 comments:

  1. Hello,
    I’ve just nominated you for a Liebster Blog award for being a crafty blogger with under 200 followers. You can read my blog post here (scroll to the bottom to see your name!)
    http://stuffachicken.blogspot.com/2012/07/blog-award-thanks-to-linda-at.html
    If you want more information about the ‘guidelines’ of the award you can read it here on the post from the lady who gave it to me:
    http://partycraftsecrets.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/balloon-bowl-beret.html

    Best wishes,
    DannyBeth.

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