Saturday, April 28, 2012

DIY rope style link bracelet

Everyone is pinning these rope bracelets sold @ Anthropologie...

designed by Sabrina Dehoff.

Moi? I made my own.

For a fraction of the cost (naturally)
image on the top: Sabrina Dehoff - collage by moi
... and took me about 5 minutes.

 Supplies needed:



...see that shiny metal tube?
Home Depot, again: it's plumbing supply! 4.28$ (it's actually the pricey part of the bracelet, since I had everything else)

* two end cups + clasp + chain (about 3 $ if you go out and buy everything)
* 5" of each color cord: mine are all leftovers of several different bracelets and necklaces: 7 strands total.
* a lighter or a candle
* scissors & needle + thread
... and of course glue. either a glue gun or E6000 will do.

5 minutes tutorial:

1* burn one side of all the ropes
2* put the edges together and sew it with few stitches
3* measure around your wrist and cut the other side of the ropes
4* burn the edge
5* place some glue inside one of the end cap 
6* fit the ropes inside the end cap and place the tube onto the ropes
7* place glue onto the other end cap and place the ropes inside
DONE IN 5 MINUTES!!


then, I made another one.
fancier, with satin twisted rope   in the shades
of the ocean and the beach!
using  copper {ehm... rose gold} plumbing coupling and end pipes!

xox, d.

34 comments:

  1. Super pretty! I love how these are basically the same but have totally different vibes; casual and dressy.

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    1. exactly! love them both, but i'm leaning toward the blue more! :)

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  2. Love both..esp the copper one

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  3. you are amazing!!!!! I like both but prefer the blue one :) have a lovely weekend!

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  4. This is fabulous! Must try.

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  5. I loooove this!! I can never find those end pieces at Michael's. Where did you find yours?

    Xo

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    1. I buy almost everything at http://www.firemountaingems.com/ (these in the picture, tho I've got at a small store in my hometown in italy ... i believe they are not aware of such a thing as the www !)

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  6. Oh my goodness! I am totally going to drive (or swim) to where ever you are and steal that from you!

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  7. That is awesome idea! I will try this!

    xx
    biskvittka.blogspot.com

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  8. love the 'rose gold' one haha they look fantastic. well done!

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    1. :D most of the 'rose gold' out there is copper! but rose gold sounds so much classier!!! LOL!

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  9. great project, I love how the last one turned out <3

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  10. So great! I think the blue rope one (my fav) looks more high end than the pricey original inspiration piece! :)

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  11. Love, love and LOVE!!!!!!!! Where do you get the end caps from?

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  12. Awesome! looks great and seems easy too. This may be one of my favorite of your DIY's.
    xx
    maya

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  13. Great tutorial, super easy to follow and do! Did you get your ropes from http://www.firemountaingems.com/? Wondering specifically about the silk ones, as I couldn't find any in my local craft stores. TIA!

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    1. these are the kind I used: http://www.mjtrim.com/cords-tassels/basic-fancy-twist/3-16-rayon-twist-cord.html
      you can find these at fabric or upholstery stores, too!

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  14. You could use a filigree piece for the middle metal piece to make more fancy they sale some pretty ones at hobby lobby it's the vintaj collection of their jewlry making stuff

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  15. What size end caps did you use to fit all the cord? they look pretty big!

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    1. Hi! The caps I used for the neon one are diam. 8mm, the copper ones are end caps from the plumbing supplies at home depot and they are 1/2" diam, then I drilled a hole in the middle.
      Both cases I have to squeeze the ropes inside, because they are really tight.

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  16. Hi! I like it :) Great tutorial, very easy and fast:) I must do something like this :) xo

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    1. Hi! Thanks for stopping by! ... And don't forget to share, when you'll make it!!! :)

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  17. I just purchased the cording, but cannot find the chrome sleeve. Do you remember what that piece is called? Thank you!

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    1. Hi! I have a bad Internet connection now, if you click on "plumbing supply" in the post, will give you a link to the home depot with all the details of the chrome sleeve!

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  18. I love it! I would have guessed that the designer bracelet cost $10.

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  19. How do you keep the center 'tube' from sliding?

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    1. If the ropes are filling the tube it will stay (mostly) in place. If you have a gap, I suggest you'll wrap around the ropes with some more rope, put a couple of drops of glue on the wrap and place the tube in place and wait until dry-

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  20. Hi ... Where you buy your cups + the + chain clasp? ... please tell us your secret ... thanks

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