Wednesday, August 8, 2012

DIY wrapped bracelet

another bracelet: silk, stars, beads and it's a wrap

wrap bracelets are a big number this summer

...And they are so DIY-able!
This is the one I just finished: with lots of turquoise and blue, two charms and few beads.


Designers with all kind of price-tags 
have a wrap bracelet this year: 
these are my favorites from polyvore


left picture: polyvore - right picture DIY by moi 


THE DIY:

Look in your ribbon box-drawer-stash: 
I'm sure you have what you need! 
Mix texture and colors, cut about 20 strands in 11" length 
one lobster clasp + one ring

from my instagram: @iamdonatella



THE TUTORIAL:

* wrap with tape few pieces of ribbons (two or three at the time) (this will help the chunky ribbon go through the beads)
I used:
- some 1/4" Satin Ribbon Turquoise
- some 2mm Light Blue Satin Rattail Cord  (leftover from another star project )
- blue tulle-like ribbon
- some ripped pieces 1/2" wide of silk (same I used for this bracelet)
* I didn't thread beads on all the ribbons, but I left some of them plain
* Once you placed the all the beads, remove the tape at the "tails" and gather them all together, and sew few stitches at about 1" from the end
* wrap your lobster clasp around, fold the bunch of ribbons and sew few stitches to secure it
* add few drops of glue where the ribbons fold over, and use some a small part of one of the ribbons to cover the seam
* Measure on your wrist, eventually cut the excess ribbons
* repeat on the other end with the ring



wrap it twice around your wrist and you're done!


xox, d.


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8 comments:

  1. Great idea!!! Thank you, Donatella!

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  2. Looks beautiful Donatella! And so easy to make too!

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  3. Really lovely - great inspiration for my last day of crafting before it's back to the day job!

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  4. Gorgeous bracelet - Reminds me of the sparkle silk wrap bracelet now on Anthropologie. I'm trying to figure out how to make that one.

    Thanks for sharing your tutorial.

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  5. You are very creative! Thanks for showing us how. I have three girls and this looks like a fun project to try with them.

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  6. This is a perfect idea for transforming my Mother's Day gift. It's a special reminder of my son but I can't run around with an elastic ban with three beads on it! Thanks for showing me how I can turn it into a stylish accessory! :)

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