Monday, May 9, 2011

arm candies

bright nylon rope + lanyard = perfect summer bracelets!


Help me! I can't stop making those fun summer bracelets!
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When I was making the Phillip Lim knockoff necklace, I stumbled on  Jenni's post about these Brette Sandler arm candies..., and funny enough, I was starting to make some of those, only using nylon cords instead of gimp.
Having quite few leftovers from thisthisand this past projects, I really had to, really... I am just being a good girl and using my stash before buying something else. ;)
Some circular, some in a chevron shape, mixing colors randomly.
For more info on how-to-lanyard: go here!
Taking the lanyard from summer camp to resort collection!
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Those are so perfect for summer that I might keep them on until the fall... I don't even care if they'll leave a tan mark on my wrists!

--> much needed ingredients
* for a 6 1/4" lanyard (i'm not measuring the clasp) you need 5 ft of rope in two different colors
(of course if you'll use thicker or thiner rope will make a difference, so give it a try first!)
* one big clasp
* one ring
* some flame

--> make it!
* I start the first stitch of the laneyard by braiding the ring
* once you have the desired length, cut the the ropes leaving about 1 1/2" and burn the ends 

* wrap two ends of one color around the clasp and stitch it
* wrap around the loop the other two ends on the rope color #2 and stitch it

done!
now repeat with different colors
...again
...again
...one more :)

(at least this is what happened to me!)

xox, d.

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20 comments:

  1. i adore these bracelets! It looks fun and easy and you can make them to match any outfit!

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  2. I just love these. I'm going to have to make some for my daughter so we can be rid of the Silly Bands. I find those things all over the place.

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  3. Hey Donatella! thanks for stopping by my blog! These bracelets are so cute and remind me of something a friend used to make when I was younger--only more stylish. :)

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  4. Just to clarify, I reread that and it didn't come out right--I think yours are more stylish! :)

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  5. Cute!
    I just started a linky party this past Tuesday. It was a great success with over 50 link ups! I would love it if you would participate next week! It's called $10 Tuesdays and it's for things that cost less than $10 and take 20-30 mins (ish) to complete. I love inexpensive and quick projects and I'm guessing others will too ;) Thanks so much for considering.
    Tina
    http://sweetfloweret.blogspot.com/
    PS. I'm GIVING away 50 button pony tailers this month! Come visit and claim yours ;)

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  6. Oooh, I'll bet these pop up at my linky party tonight!

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  7. Love these. Love the lanyard knot.

    I just made a set of fat lanyard bracelets with dollar store laundry line.

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  8. Wow! They look great. I'd love for you to link up at Inspire Me Mondays. It's up all week.
    http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/2011/05/inspire-me-monday-happy-mothers-day.html

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  9. This would be a great thing to send for the current Craft Hope Project. In fact, I've bookmarked this and will try to make some to send myself!

    http://crafthope.com/2011/04/project-12-orphan-outreach/

    Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I think my daughter just came home with one of these. A girl at her school is making a fortune selling them! I'm going to show her tonight. Thanks for the tutorial!!

    -heather

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  11. These look so much better than the ones we made at summer camp oh so many years ago! My DD is looking forward to making these. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. These are so cool! Please stop by www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

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  13. OMG, these are great. I am currently obsessed with making bracelets too and them being super fashionable right now isn't helping! ;)

    -Stephanie
    henry  happened

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  14. Can someone post a link from youtube maybe so I can watch how to make them. Reading how to do it just don't work for me and I haven't a clue how to do the "braiding" Help! :)

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  15. http://www.youtube.com/user/Laneyards?feature=chclk

    all the video instructions detailed !

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  16. Love this! Would LOVE to see a red and turquoise one!

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  17. love that, but i dont understand who can i make this cutes brazalets becouse i dont speak english, i speak spanish :( good blog. kiss

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  19. I am loving your blog! you are so creative!

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