38 posts tagged bracelet
I’m all for big, chunky, bright and fun jewelry but there’s something special about a simple, delicate piece too. Hello, Whimsy shows us how to make a set of lovely bracelets that are super easy to customise to your tastes. You’ll need a few tools but once you start making, you’re going to get hooked and not be able to stop, trust me!
Forget memories of tacky shell bracelets from beachside holidays or those 90’s shell chokers - this shell bracelet is a mod, pretty, gold and neon version that will fit in perfectly with your other pieces. Plus it has a tassel - I’m sold!
Ever since Martha released her new jewelery range the blogosphere has blown up with amazing pieces created using all those beautiful charms and chains. I absolutely love this bee cuff - I love anything with bees actually! Even better, HH gives great instructions and tips on using enamel paint, which can be a fickle friend.
Buy Or DIY | Disco Bracelet
Another round of my favourite feature! The real thing? It’s going to knock you back around $105. And the DIY version? I would say about $20 for the materials, and you should be able to make a couple for that. I love the ombre thread used on the DIY version and the fact I can add whatever little charms I want. The weaving looks slightly complicated - but I think I can do it!
I’ve always been a bit hesitant when it comes to wire wrapping because it has always seemed hard. But then I discovered that I was using the wrong type of wire! Using the right tools always makes life easier! I’m on the neon side of this choice, though the pearl one is still pretty gorgeous. Maybe I need to make both so that I have a choice!
I’ve been seeing gorgeous braided bead necklaces such as this bracelet in the stores for about $40 a pop and though I love the style I can’t justify that much on a necklace that I will probably catch on something and rip within a minute, so making one is a great idea! I actually really like the combo of the red and gold too, great to wear with your Holiday party clothes!
As someone who trawls the internet daily for DIYs, you start to see trends before they hit the stores - bloggers get inspiration from the runway, and once I’ve seen it on the blogs, it usually turns up in the chain stores. Spikes and chunky chains are a great example of this - I am now seeing big thick chains, rose gold and cord in all the stores. This spike bracelet is a great mix of a couple of trends right now and I’m loving it! Check out etsy for your big spikes - you could find big chunky chain at your hardware store but it’s going to be a lot heavier - try looking for the plastic chain that’s silver plated.
Well it looks like neon is here to stay - it stayed through Winter and will be a mainstay for Summer! Here is a perfect way to add a bit of neon punch to your outfit if you’re not keen on wearing it on your clothes with a easy wrap bracelet. Do a few and stack them up!
Here is a great way to make friendship bracelets ‘grown up’, by adding cord ends and some pretty chain. If it’s been a while since you made a friendship bracelet and you need a refresh on the instructions, check out this tutorial by Honestly WTF (and as HWTF suggests, adding a bit of rhinestone chain adds even more glam!)
Cone Spike Bracelet | A Pair & A Spare
Sometimes you just want a simple piece of jewelry you can wear with anything - this is a perfect on trend piece that ticks the boxes! The smaller the cones the more dainty the bracelet, or use the larger studs for a more rock style!
Gold Tube Bracelet | Honestly WTF
If you’re wanting to start making your own jewelry, this is a really simple project to start out on. I love the combination of the gold noodles and coloured cord - I actually bought a very expensive version of this and I’m kind of bummed that now I see this! This does include doing some macrame but it’s so fun and once you get the hang of it it’s lots of fun!
Triangle Bead Bracelet | Swellmayde
It’s funny that just the other day I was trying to remember how to thread bracelets like this! I love the geometric shapes in it as well as the colours. Perfect to go with all the fashion out there at the moment and great to make for friends as it’s easy to re-adjust them.
Color Wrap Bracelet | I Spy DIY
I Spy DIY is one of my favourite DIY blogs and she has just released a DIY book - pick one up if you can! I love this DIY mainly because it’s one of those crafts you can make in front of the TV! Plus colour blocking is still super trendy right now. Make them in lots of colours and stack them up!
Spiked Bracelet | Harpers Bazaar
I love how this bracelet makes a pair of lavender pants tough! If you need to wear this whilst doing things like typing (like me!) then I would suggest you only put your studs around the top of the bracelet and leave the bottom plain. I need to invest in one of those hole presses so I can make a bunch of these!
Hex Nut Wrap Bracelet | Henry Happened
For a few dollars you can create this wrap bracelet - some pretty lightweight fabric and a couple of hex nuts from the hardware store - or you can buy it for $36 from J Crew! Crazy!