Thursday, May 26, 2011

rope & silver

... what's not to like?

I was monitor shopping the other night , and I stumbled upon these bracelet by Orly Genger and Jaclyn Mayer for VPL...

image - collage by me

So I started from something like this, added an old silver bracelet that hasn't been worn for the past xxx years, ... et voilà.
(and made a couple few more, since two is better than one, and three is the perfect number, you know!)

...and since I don't wear yellow gold, 
and I'm not big on tie dye, 
... I like my version better. 


--> Make one? (or more...)

* about 6" of silky rope (let's say 50 cents at the very most - but if you ask and smile, could be free ;) )
* a bracelet or a chain just about 1/2" longer than your rope (again, 50 c)
* two end caps with ring (I buy these in bigger quantities, but even if you get two of these... 50c)
* a clasp (50 c)
* jumprings (2 or 3 depend if you're adding an existing bracelet or a piece of chain) (20 c)

* glue the rope into the caps
* fix the chain with a jumpring on one end  
* twist it around
* another jumpring on the other end...

xox, d.

will link to these parties *<:)


  1. Fabulous and gorgeous, D! I love these!

  2. haha! I like that you went "monitor shopping" took me a second to get what you meant. You are on a roll! This is totally wearable and it turned out beautiful!

    Delighted Momma

  3. just found your fab your designs!
    from your newest follower

  4. It is different bracelets and really good Looking....

  5. It's great to know the tools I'll need!

  6. these look way cool!!
    i love all your ideas:)

  7. VERY pretty! Love your version!

  8. Cute as always girl! Thanks for joining my newbie party. Have a great Memorial day.

  9. I have to agree, your version is much nicer!

  10. Found you on Craft O Maniac! I love your bracelets!! Chain is one of my favorite things right now. very nice. It also goes perfect with all the nautical style that's out in stores right now, too.

  11. I just made a rope chain necklace last week!

    Would love it if you would link this up to my "20 Minute Tuesday" party tomorrow :)

  12. Well done. I love Orly Genger.

  13. Hi Donatella~

    These are too cute!! Would love for you to link to my K.I.S.S. Blog Bash. :) Enjoy your day!


    Drop By The Tattered Tag

  14. Those are so stinkin cute! Great job making your own. I love them. Come and say hi and enter my Jamberry nail giveaway!

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

  15. And again I like yours better! I am not a big fan of yellow gold either. Reminds me of Mr. T. Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

  16. Cute and fabulous idea!!
    Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty sunday} as well!
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

  17. Love your blog!! I am definitely going to be your new follower :) I would love it if you followed me to @ that would be great :) I am just starting out, but I am excited to share new recipes, crafts, and makeup.. And Giving away giveaways on mineral make-up!!

  18. Amazing creation and love these bracelets. Keep it up......
    Silver Cross


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