Tuesday, August 6, 2013

DIY Kenzo nut bracelet

this Kenzo bracelet 

is the vibrant version of the déjà vu nut bracelets.

... I have a soft spot for yellow and blue combined, so this DIY was inevitable. 


left: www.farfetch.com - collage by moi


left: www.kenzo.com - collage by moi

DIY Kenzo nut bracelet // supplies:

blue spray paint (make sure it suitable for metal)
Mint Wet'n'Wild Nail Polish
Nail Polish Remover
Foam Brush
E-6000 glue
* scissors, painter's tape, twine

DIY Kenzo nut bracelet - tutorial // how-to:

- prepping the parts with paint -

- Wash the waxed cotton cord with soap and warm water, rinse well and let dry - this will get rid of the wax.
- Divide and cut the cord in three pieces.

Place the cord in a saucer or in a plastic container, not tangled, ready to be painted

Use a brush, or a sponge brush and tap the fabric paint onto the cord:
make sure that is well soaked.
Once dry, turn the cord onto the other side and repeat.
...let dry. 

Soak the nuts and the snap hook into acetone, to remove any grease.
Dry with a paper towel and try to don't touch them much.

I used nail polish to paint the "snapping" part of the hook.
try to paint also the under part and the sides.

This is what I came up to paint the bolts without dealing with sticky parts and mess:
I used a cardboard box, punched three holes on each side about 3" apart,
used some twine taped on the outside of the first hole onto the box, then threaded some of the bolts,
then pass it around, more bolts, and again for the last hole.
Some tape on the outside of the box is enough to keep the tension;
keep some distance in between the nuts,
so you can spray paint them on the sides as well.
Once the first coat is done and dry,
just flip the bolts 180 degrees and spray paint the part that was originally on the bottom.
I let it dry overnight.

Now everything is ready to be assembled!

- braiding with bolts - 


make an overhead knot onto the swivel of the snap hook,
keep the three cords neatly flat as much as possible

tape the snap hook onto a surface - ready for braiding




thread a bolt onto the first cord on the left

pass the cord on the right in the center
thread a bolt onto the cord on the right

thread a bolt onto the cord on the left

keep braiding, and adding the bolt onto the cord that is on the external side
the bolts will make a fishbone look 
Once you get to the end, pass the cords onto the split ring neatly
and make an overhead knot as close as you can to the ring
then cut the extra length of the cords on both ends
Use a toothpick (one of my favorite crafting tools!)
and secure cords under the knots with the E6000

make more using your favorite colors!
have fun ;)

xox, d.

keep in touch! 

8 comments:

  1. Wow!!! Increible :-)

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  2. Great DIY!
    you always do great projects!

    xoxo

    Veva

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  3. Hey Great tip on coiling the cord and then painting it to avoid it getting tangled

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  4. Donatella, you're the queen of replicas!!
    Thanks 4 this great tutorial, I'll try to braid some nuts and let's see what happens
    <3

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  5. Amazing! I never would have thought of painting the rope and the nuts like you did! Great job! xo ~ Lia

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  6. I like yours better than the original. And your "spray booth" is ingenious.

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  7. I like yours better than the original too! It turned out so cute. Spray paint is my favorite craft supply ever!
    ~Kelsy
    http://looseendscraftblog.com

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