Mini Tassel Stretch Bracelet

I originally shared this post with Darice.  With summer in full swing, who doesn’t love to wear lots of different jewelry while sporting a really nice tan?  I know I love to wear jewelry and jewelry that’s fun too.  For this project, I thought why not combine bracelets with some mini tassels for a really cute summer look?  This is a fun tutorial because the bracelet comes together in no time and with the tassels, you can customize the bracelet to coordinate with anything in your wardrobe. Let’s get started and see just how easy it is to create this fun DIY tassel bracelet.

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DIY TASSEL BRACELET SUPPLIES:

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Step 1. Cut about 9″ to 10″ of stretch cord and thread the entire 7″ strand of beads.

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Step 2. Once all of the beads are on the cord, tie three or four knots in the elastic cording.  Apply a little super glue on the knots so they don’t come untied.  Let the glue dry.

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Step 3. To create the mini DIY tassel, cut a 1″ to 1 1/4″ piece of cardboard.  Cut two slits.  One in the middle of the top and bottom as shown.

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Step 4. Wrap the embroidery floss around the piece of cardboard 4 to 5 times and then carefully remove the tassel from the cardboard.  You may have to bend the cardboard a little bit to remove the floss, so make sure your piece of cardboard is flexible.

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Step 5. Tie a contrasting piece of embroidery floss around the DIY tassel to secure it.  Do this a couple of times.  Trim the excess thread.  You may also want to secure the thread by putting a little dab of super glue onto the knot as well.

Step 6. Open the jump ring using the round nose pliers.  Slip the top of the tassel through the jump ring and leave it open.

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Step 7. Hook the DIY tassel with the jump ring onto the bracelet and close the jump ring using the round nose pliers.

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I think you’ll agree that this is a quick way to create a fun DIY tassel bracelet that you can customize to match any summer outfit!

Enjoy!

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Fabric Bracelet Tutorial

A big hello to all you Artzy Creation readers out there! It’s Debbie again, back this month from Made From Pinterest with a super easy but super fun Fabric Bracelet Tutorial for you!

Get out all of your scrap fabric to make these darling Fabric Bracelets.  Your girls are going to want some in EVERY color!

This is a great project to be able to use all of your scrap fabric. And you won’t believe what you use for the “bracelet part”. Plastic Shower Rings! I know what you are saying…”Get out of Town!” I know, right?!?!

Here is what you will need to get going on this fun project:

Plastic Shower Rings (I bought mine at the Dollar Tree for $1!)

Scrap Material ( I bought some fat quarters at WalMart for like 97 cents.)

Scissors

Wire cutters (not pictured)

Glue Gun (not pictured)

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With your wire cutters, cut off the “pokey” part of the shower ring. If you have super small arms, you can leave this on and use it to close your bracelet.

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With your scissors, cut your strips of fabric into 1/2 inch strips. I cut mine from selvage to selvage and one strip covered one bracelet perfectly.

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Taking your glue gun, glue the underside of one of the ends of the shower ring and attach a strip of fabric.

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Put another drop of glue on the top side of the shower ring and pull your fabric strip around.

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Now you want to start wrapping the fabric around the shower ring covering any white that you can see. When you wrap, make sure you cover the edge of the last wrap so that the shower ring doesn’t show through. Wrap as tightly as you can.

When you are at the end, wrap the fabric strip over the end and tack on the inside of the shower ring with some glue so that none of the shower ring shows.

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Cut off any remaining fabric. Now you are ready to wear your masterpiece!

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DSC_0727-1Tutorial inspiration from The 36th Avenue

We made these in red, white and blue for the upcoming 4th of July but they can be made in any colors and trust me…if you have daughters, they are going to want some in EVERY color. And with how inexpensive these are to make, you can let them make these till their hearts content!

Thanks so much Melanie for letting us come and share today. We love sharing our “artsy creations” at Artzy Creations!

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