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 


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


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

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

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

  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.

  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.

  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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