Monday, May 9, 2011

arm candies

bright nylon rope + lanyard = perfect summer bracelets!

Help me! I can't stop making those fun summer bracelets!
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!
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

now repeat with different colors
...again more :)

(at least this is what happened to me!)

xox, d.

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

  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.

  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. :)

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

  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.
    PS. I'm GIVING away 50 button pony tailers this month! Come visit and claim yours ;)

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

  7. Love these. Love the lanyard knot.

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

  8. Wow! They look great. I'd love for you to link up at Inspire Me Mondays. It's up all week.

  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!

    Thanks for sharing!

  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!!


  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!

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

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

    henry  happened

  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! :)


    all the video instructions detailed !

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

  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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