Monday, June 4, 2012

DIY easy rope bracelets

these bracelets are easy, fast to make
...and just lovely





I made these with silky satin ropes,
but sure the possibilities are endless:
cords of leather, cotton, jute, and ribbons, beads... and more.

Grab your supplies:



* 3mm satin twisted rope in color of your choice
 (1/2 yard in each color will give you plenty)
* scissors & fabric glue
* flat nose pliers 
*masking tape
* 2 ribbon crimp ends
* 2 jump rings
*1 clasp


I first saw these on Pinterest here
The process to make these is pretty straight forward, 
although there are few small tips to make things easier and neater:


* start by pouring a small amount of glue onto the silk ropes (every 6"-  my wrist size), let dry and when you'll cut it, it won't unravel
* lie together as many ropes as the ribbon crimp end can fit in (in this case, 5)
* wrap the flat nose pliers with some masking tape (so the ribs on the pliers won't leave a mark on the crimp ends)
* the ribbon crimp end is really tight compare to the diameter of the ropes
* with the pliers on either side of the ribbon crimp end, split it open
* insert the ropes and squeeze
... join the jump rings and the clasp ... and done!!

xox, d.


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13 comments:

  1. Those are awesome! if you ever make a red, gray and turquoise one, I totally call dibs. :) Take care!

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  2. Another great DIY. I love the nautical feel to these

    Xo

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  3. They look gorgeous. You should make more and sell them xx

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  4. These are fun..!!will go hunt for some cords now :)

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  5. Really fantastic. Beautiful and very simple. I take note.

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  7. Is there any way to do this without the silver ends? I don't have them :(

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  8. Hi Brittany! you could make some with wire, something like this: http://jewelrymaking.about.com/od/wirejewelryfindings/ss/062108.htm
    hope this helps! xox, d.

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    1. The bracelet is made, despite my beginner knowledge of jewelry making, and looks pretty good! I even used the technique on a different project. Thank you!

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    2. good! did you take a picture? post it on the facebook page!! https://www.facebook.com/inspirationrealisation

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